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[COLD] Re: regexps

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Mar 25 10:18:13 1996 )

To: coldstuff@cold.org
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 09:05:50 -0600
From: Zachary DeAquila <zachary@zachs.place.org>

As I recall, one of the big problems Greg faced when choosing how to
implement regexps was to find a way to easily implement MOO-style
'incomplete command' expressions.  In MOO, you canhave a verb
'foob*ar' that will match foob, fooba and foobar.  How does one
construct this with a perl regexp?  hrmm... 'foob|fooba|foobar' 
ew.  So.... whatever the choice, this functional requirement must
be kept in mind...