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Re: [COLD] Re: regexps

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Mar 25 10:54:44 1996 )

From: silovic@srce.hr (Miroslav Silovic)
To: coldstuff@cold.org
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 16:35:25 +0100 (MET)
In-Reply-To: <m0u1DqB-00015HC@zachs.place.org> from "Zachary DeAquila" at Mar 25, 96 09:05:50 am

> 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...
>  --Zachary

We have templates for those. There is no easy way to simulate MOO
commands with any standard flavour of regexps.