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Subject: Re: [boost] template-defined regexp proposal
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-31 06:40:03

On 31/01/2011 00:30, Vit Stepanek wrote:
> Hi,
> I've implemented the basic regexp functionality using few simple
> template classes. Any regexp can be created by inserting the template
> classes one into another in the required order.
> Although it's in the design state, I'd like to find out if there's any
> interest in providing this functionality.
> Let me present you some short introduction to the topic.
> Some basic classes include
> - String Match (full string matching)
> - Is-in Match (matches any character in the list)
> - Or Match
> - Quantity
> and so on.
> These are the "building blocks" of the regexp. Each class does a very
> little bit but when combined in the specific order, you gain a clearly
> defined string matching algorithm of any kind and any complexity.
> In addition, it's quite simple to add any missing functionality. You
> just need to define you're desired algorithm and mix it with the others.

How is that significantly different from what spirit or xpressive do?

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