On 2014-01-22 05:29, Walter Bright wrote:
http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/1vtm2l/so_you_want_to_write_your_own_language_dr_dobbs/

From the article: "Regex is just the wrong tool for lexing and parsing."

I'm wonder why is there so many books about implementing compilers that spends, usually, quite a large chapter about regular expressions?

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/Jacob Carlborg

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