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Re: Regexp engine


From: Tyler Smith
Subject: Re: Regexp engine
Date: 24 May 2007 13:28:39 GMT
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On 2007-05-24, CloudStrife <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to know what kind of regexp engine does emacs use whn i
> use C-M-s or C-M-%
> Is it regex-based or text-based. In other words is it DFA/NFA as is
> used by some people
> You can look as this to get more info of what I am trying to ask
> http://www.regular-expressions.info/engine.html
>

Traditional NFA, but some functions behave like a POSIX NFA, ie.
posix-search-forward, posix-search-backward, posix-looking-at,
posix-string-match.


HTH,

Tyler


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