On 19 February 2012 15:49, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> That sounds great.
> BTW, if you don't have it already, I'd highly recommend getting a copy
> of Friedl's "Mastering Regular Expressions".  It's aimed at users not
> implementers, but there is a wealth of valuable context information in
> there, as well as a really good not-too-technical overview of typical
> implementation techniques for RE engines.  You'd probably still want one
> of the more academic presentations such as the dragon book for
> reference, but I think Freidl's take on it is extremely useful.

Thanks for the recommendations Tom.  I've now got Friedl, and there's
a dead-tree copy of 'Compilers' making its gradual way to me (no
I've also been reading the article series by Russ Cox linked upthread
-- it's good stuff.

Are you far enough into the backrefs bug that you'd prefer to see it
through, or would you like me to pick it up?


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