What is Python's answer to Perl 6?

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Sat Oct 30 16:17:31 CEST 2004


On 30 Oct 2004 15:42:46 +0300, 
	Ville Vainio <ville at spammers.com> wrote:
> Well, if they are any good we'll just port them to Python. "import
> re2" and we are all set. Everyone wins.

I don't think so.  Perl5 regexes are pretty independent of the rest of the
language, but Perl6's are interweaved with the rest of Perl's syntax, so I
don't think we'll ever see a Perl6-equivalent of PCRE.  

--amk



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