Boost logo

Boost :

From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-26 10:18:05

At 07:08 AM 7/26/2001, John Maddock wrote:

>> I've been toying around with an alternate, more concise syntax
>>regular expression operations. Perl is a personal favorite for string
>>manipulation, so I've partially mimicked its syntax as an add-on module
>>regex. I rarely find that I require more than these simple operations
>>and sed-like replace).
>Doug, I think this is beginning to grow on me a little - I hadn't thought
>of using operator overloading to simulate the /expression/format/ perl
>syntax, I would be interested if there are any perl guru's around here,
>what they think.
>BTW you could extend the operator overloading a little to handle strings
>arguments (as well as precompileed regex's), I wonder if it's possible to
>to overload operator=~ or failing that a binary operator~, or failing
>how about operator>> for the string part:
>boost success = mystring >> myregex
>std::string s = mystring >> myregex/myformat
>I'm not sure if this is better or worse though...


But I'm having trouble seeing the big picture. How does this relate to
Darin Adler's


Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at