[racket-dev] Missing pregexp syntax in Racket

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Tue Nov 29 13:14:37 EST 2011

1. Everyone should acknowledge the JWZ quote, "Some people, when 
confronted with a problem, think 'I know, I'll use regular expressions.' 
Now they have two problems."  Regular expressions are Perl's hammer that 
makes most problems look like a nail.

2. Before someone spends too much time putting the finishing touches on 
old Unix/Perl regular expression syntax, they might want to look at Olin 
Shivers's SREs.  Sexp-based regular expression syntax can be a big 
readability win when your regexps get complicated.  


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