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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Anyone interested in regular expressions, again?
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:14:26 GMT
On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 2:39 AM, Thomas Neidhart
<thomas.neidhart@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 02/03/2015 01:46 AM, Benson Margulies wrote:
>> The irony here is that the Java HSRE port happened because it seemed
>> easier than an RE2 port. Note the same statements about API's pretty
>> much apply.
>
> I am sorry, my response was not very sensible wrt your original proposal.

It seems very sensible to me. A team at Google producing re2j is
likely to have produced a far superior comestible to what I did. If
there's any possibility that it will emerge in, oh, a month or two, I
don't think it makes sense to go to the trouble to pull the HSRE code
into Apache.

>
> If we have another implementation that works fine and has a sufficiently
> large enough community then I do not see a problem to include it in the
> commons project, I would certainly be interested.
>
> Thomas
>
>> On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 6:21 PM, Thomas Neidhart
>> <thomas.neidhart@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 02/02/2015 11:20 PM, James Ring wrote:
>>>> I spoke to one of the authors of re2j, a Google-internal port of the C++
>>>> re2 library. The intention was to open source it but they just haven't got
>>>> around to it.
>>>>
>>>> I may try and get Google to put re2j up on GitHub so you all can take a
>>>> look. AFAIK it is heavily used in Google and it has an API that is largely
>>>> compatible with java.util.regex. I know from personal experience that one
>>>> can often benefit from re2j merely by replacing java.util.regex imports
>>>> with the corresponding re2j imports.
>>>
>>> that would be super-cool.
>>>
>>> Thomas
>>>
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