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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Anyone interested in regular expressions, again?
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:46:12 GMT
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.

On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 6:21 PM, Thomas Neidhart
<> 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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