Magnus Lie Hetland
mlh at furu.idi.ntnu.no
Fri Nov 19 22:44:56 CET 2004
I've been looking at ways of dealing with nested structures in regexps
(becuase I figured that would be faster than the Python parsing code
I've currently got) and came across a few interesting things...
First there is this, mentioning the (?<DEPTH>) and (?<-DEPTH>)
constructs of the .NET regexp matcher:
Then there was some documentation on PCRE, mentioning (among other
things) The (?R) construct, which (as far as I can tell) matches the
It seems that this functionality was introduced in Perl 5.6.
Is this (or something similar) something that would be realistic to
get in the re module? I know I would find it very useful...
Magnus Lie Hetland Fallen flower I see / Returning to its branch
http://hetland.org Ah! a butterfly. [Arakida Moritake]
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