From: joel de guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-26 19:33:09
From: "Douglas Gregor" :
> > I agree. I think that reads much more clear to me. The  idea is
> > only useful if you REALLY want to use 's.
> I also like the a.repeat(0, more) and repeat<0, more>(a) syntax, though my
> preference would be to remove some of the extra typing and go to:
> a<0, more>()
> a(0, more)
> Supporting both may help some optimizations but also allows variable
Yet after sometime tinkering with the , it grows on you. One thing
I like about the  is that it clearly separates iteration from grouping:
(a | b | c)[more]
(a | b | c)(0, more)
So, why is the  yucky?
(a | b | c).repeat(0, more)
is crystal clear though.
Joel de Guzman
PS> But it still doesn't beat: *(a | b | c)
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