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Re: [Help-smalltalk] Regex sub -expressions

From: Mike Anderson
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] Regex sub -expressions
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 18:26:43 +0000
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Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> The reason for passing the C structure to Smalltalk is that it allows
>> the user to access it directly as an optimization, and also to decide
>> that they would prefer the results in something other than a
>> Dictionary of Intervals.
> It's fine with me.  I am applying a similar patch, except that I create
> an object rather than a Dictionary, and I am using the full version all
> around.

> I'm still testing, I'll post it here.

I'll be happy to put it through its paces :-)

>> Incidentally, the fact that both regex implementations are in the
>> examples directory suggests that they are not 'official' packages.
>> Could we not elevate one to 'official' status?
> I did not want to do so until we had an official API.  But it was
> already "kind of" official, in that it was loaded by the module Regex.

I think it would be useful to identify it as, say, beta. People might think there was no point in submitting patches (or indeed, API suggestions) for an example.



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