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Re: [Help-smalltalk] [poll] regex literals

From: Tony Garnock-Jones
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] [poll] regex literals
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 11:20:30 +0000
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Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> It's also slower, which is why as of today 'a.*b' works even without
> sending #asRegex.

Slower because of repeated sends of asRegex?

I'd rather see new syntax for compile-time evaluation in literal
position, instead of specialised syntax for regex literals.

##('a.*b' asRegex)

> However, *always* treating string literals as regexes is going to give
> problems in the long term.

Agreed. Type-punning is often not a great idea.


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