regular expressions questions

Steve Holden sholden at
Mon Mar 27 20:11:10 CEST 2000

"Andrew M. Kuchling" wrote:
> Derek Thomson <derek at> writes:
> > Really? I couldn't find anything that was even half as good as Perl's
> > Parse::RecDescent, after doing some searching from Links?
>								And
> didn't SNOBOL provide string processing features that were powerful
> but still usable by non-programmers?  (But my memory's fuzzy.)

Well, in theory yes, but in the days of SNOBOL a non-programmer was
someone who was prepared to LEARN programming to get a job done.
That doesn't really apply nowadays, CP4E notwithstanding.

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