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Re: Make peg.el a built-in library?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Make peg.el a built-in library?
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2021 09:49:43 -0700
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Michael Heerdegen <michael_heerdegen@web.de> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net> writes:
>> Hi all,
>> In my on-again-off-again quest to not have to write text parsers myself,
>> I was pointed towards the PEG library (in ELPA), which does pretty much
>> exactly what I want (Parsing Expression Grammars).
> I like the idea, and I have some remarks:
> (1) Can we improve the introduction in the file header a bit?  I would
> add a link to the wikipedia page:
>   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsing_expression_grammar
> it explains some background.


> (4) How hard would it be to parse regexps (or translate  `rx' forms) into
> an equivalent peg?

I had this idea as well -- we've already got "regexps that look like
forms", it seems like it would be a natural to integrate this with rx.
One thing we're not short of here is new ideas for code, but I do think
this would make a lot of sense.

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