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Re: [COLD] regular expressions

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Sat Mar 23 17:08:41 1996 )

Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 14:55:32 -0700 (MST)
From: Brandon Gillespie <brandon@tombstone.sunrem.com>
To: coldstuff@cold.org
In-Reply-To: <199603222335.AAA29121@regoc.srce.hr>

On Sat, 23 Mar 1996, Miroslav Silovic wrote:
> > Since there is a POSIX standard for regular expressions, should we hook into
> > the system regular expressions if they exist, resorting to our own regexp 
> > code if it does not?
> > 
> > The problems which could arise with this is that the current POSIX 
> > standard seems to be somewhat vague, leaving openings for interpretation 
> > by implementors.  Basically, certain aspects of regular expressions could 
> > change depending on what OS the driver is running under.
> I think we should use Perl regexp (if you feel like isolating its
> source). At least I can tell which characters need to be backslashed and
> when in Perl regexp. :) It's also somewhat standard and powerful
> enough.

Uhh, so by 'perl regexp' you mean you want henry spencer's regexp package 
with perly extensions?  Basically, the extended \x meanings, like \s, \d,