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 ebook). 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? Cheers, BJ -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers