You can never go down the drain...

Phlip no at
Wed Sep 27 13:21:56 CEST 2000

"Fredrik Lundh" <effbot at> wrote in message
news:wCgA5.844$d5.51939 at

> 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.

There are those who forget that modern regexps have their origins in
experimental logical theorem prover languages; the antecedents of Prolog...

And that's all I'm allowed to say on the subject these days ;-)

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