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From: David Bakin (d.bakin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-18 03:44:00

And composition: being able to build a RE from separately specified REs in
a modular fashion. And abstraction too: passing parameters into an RE
(e.g., once you write your balanced-delimiter RE you should be able to pass
in the front-delimiter (e.g. "[") and back-delimiter ("]").

Frankly, I think it is time to stop calling them regular expressions, which
have a definite "computer science" meaning (only operators concatenate,
alternate, and kleene star over a fixed alphabet). But this is a battle I
will not fight since the outcome is obvious.

-- Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Niebler" <eric_at_[hidden]>
To: "Boost mailing list" <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 8:42 PM
Subject: [boost] Re: Announcing: xpressive

> Some would say regular expressions are ugly any way you look at them.
> :-) As an expression template, you can use whitespace, indenting and
> comments to make your regular expression more readable. Beauty is in the
> eye of coder.
> --
> Eric Niebler
> Boost Consulting

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