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Re: [COLD] Re: regexps

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Mar 25 11:34:24 1996 )

Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 10:20:27 -0600 (CST)
From: Stephen Smoogen <smooge@duracef.shout.net>
To: coldstuff@cold.org
In-Reply-To: <199603251535.QAA19382@regoc.srce.hr>

On Mon, 25 Mar 1996, Miroslav Silovic wrote:

> > 
> > 
> > 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' 

I think fooba?r? which would match foob fooba foobar (also foobr)

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

Aint that the truth :)

Stephen John Smoogen 	
Recovering Sysadmin (well ok... I still sysadmin... I cant stop)..