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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: Proposed Contribution to Apache Commons,
Date Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:42:08 GMT
On 9/29/15 3:55 PM, Gary Gregory wrote:
> Norman,
> Hello and welcome to Apache Commons.
> It's not clear to me why Naomi is better than regular expressions. Pointing
> to Javadocs is not the best way to get traction.
> Your project would be better served by having some documentation on your
> front page with an example driven tutorial.
> Is Naomi faster than REs?
> What can I do in Naomi that REs can't do? And vice-versa.
> Examples of this on your front page would help you at least get folks to
> consider learning a brand new way of doing things...

The code in SimpleExamples starts to get to this.  Looks interesting
and powerful.  Either here or on the github readme you should take a
stab at explaining a little more how hard problems using regex get
easier with naomi, illustrated with some simple examples.  Then
maybe with help from community members here, you can develop some
overview / getting started docs that help people get into the code. 

> Gary
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 1:06 PM, <> wrote:
>> My colleague Jeff Rothenberg and I, retirees, have developed an
>> alternative to
>> using regular expressions for searching for (and optionally replacing)
>> patterns in text. We believe it is generally useful to Java programmers and
>> would like to contribute it to Apache Commons, where we will continue to be
>> active in maintaining the software. You can find the software and
>> associated
>> documentation at
>> Please let us know what further steps we should take to have our
>> contribution
>> considered.
>> Thank you,
>>     Norman Shapiro
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