You can never go down the drain...
John W. Baxter
jwbnews at scandaroon.com
Wed Sep 27 16:28:13 CEST 2000
In article <wCgA5.844$d5.51939 at newsb.telia.net>, "Fredrik Lundh"
<effbot at telia.com> wrote:
> But nobody can convince me that line noise is the best way to
> talk to a string matching engine -- as soon as you go beyond the
> regular basics (literals, dot, star, ranges), there are better ways
> to express yourself.
Well, the interface doesn't *have* to be line noise. The alternative I
had a tiny early part in will strike many here as "verbose:" that was
intentional. It is verbose: it is also *highly* readable. And it
includes a decent solution to greedy vs non-greedy for those who care.
John W. Baxter Port Ludlow, WA USA jwbnews at scandaroon.com
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