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From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-14 01:12:17

On 9/13/05 10:56 AM, "Eric Niebler" <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> It's true that there is functional overlap between Regex and xpressive,
> but xpressive takes a much broader view of pattern matching. And just
> because one piece of this puzzle has been proposed for standardization
> doesn't mean that all innovation in this problem space must cease.

If xpressive gets accepted...

..could we factor stuff so common capabilities get to be in one set of
code? (In other words, is xpressive is a super-set of Boost.Regex, and if
so, can we change the implementation of Boost.Regex to use xpressive? What
about any commonalities between these libraries and Spirit. Maybe we could
have a grand unification of these three libraries some day, if appropriate.
Of course, we could start a Regex and Spirit factoring now.)

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT hotmail DOT com

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