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From: John Maddock (john_maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-30 10:06:47

> For one thing, I hope that when 'boost::regex_match' compares iterators
> input string and discovers that they are equal, it doesn't spent another 5
> minutes there just hanging around :). Speaking seriously, it's not at all
> clear to me that writing
> return input.empty()
> || boost::regex_match(input, match, re, boost::match_default |
> boost::match_partial)
> ;
> is going to be faster than plain call to properly implemented
> 'boost::regex_match' (which, after all, can do the same thing inside :)

OK ,

> > The fact that it is NULL tells you that you need some more input
> > before any decision can be taken anyway.
> You need explicitly to check for empty string to make that decision. I am
> arguing that this is not a user's responsibility and that this should be a
> default semantics of partial matches. You don't want users that use
> 'regex_match' for input validation to always write
> input.empty() || boost::regex_match(... boost::match_partial)
> instead of simple
> boost::regex_match(... boost::match_partial)
> do you?

I can see that point, I think I'm beginning to loose the argument on this
one, I'll at least make it an option (probably the default). I'll let you
know when I get a chance to dig into the code..

John Maddock

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