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From: David Brown <caml-list@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocamllex, regular expression syntax
On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 10:56:33PM +0200, Stefan Heimann wrote:

> "[^"\\]*(\\.[^"\\]*)*"
> 
> are not easy to read, but with the ocamllex syntax it is even more
> difficult:
> 
> '"'[^'"''\\']*('\\'_[^'"''\\']*)*'"'

But don't you find:

   '"'  [^ '"' '\\' ]*  ( '\\' _ [^ '"' '\\']* )*

easier to read.  I certainly do.

Perl even has a mode where whitespace can be inserted into regexps to
make them more readable.

Dave

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