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Date: 2005-01-11 (20:54)
From: Martin Jambon <martin_jambon@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Thread safe Str
On 11 Jan 2005, skaller wrote:

> So I would love to see integration of regexp support in Ocaml
> but I'm very much against Str. If some technology is to
> be integrated, please use the right technology and
> integrate Ocamllex.
> See the ulex package for a model. The problem with micmatch
> is precisely that it does use Str.

It uses either Str or PCRE. The PCRE variant makes me feel very
satisfied and as you know, a programmer which feels this way is unlikely
to spend time to improve his tools :-)

You can also integrate ulex by yourself if it is possible.
In that case, it should be relatively straightforward to reuse the
existing micmatch core which is already shared between the 2 existing


Martin Jambon, PhD
Researcher in Structural Bioinformatics since the 20th Century
The Burnham Institute http://www.burnham.org
San Diego, California