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[REBOL] parse or Re:(6)

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 21-Sep-2000 6:51

[jeff--rebol--net] wrote:
> Sure. In the interests of advancing its popularity, I > offered up a simplistic example of PARSE. :-) > > Paragraphs can end in a variety of punctuation ("!?.-;:), > with different quantities (as Russ pointed out), no? > > -jeff
Sure! Nothing wrong with simple examples! My only reason for pointing out that the first alternative would be taken (passing up an instance of the second alternative) was that those of us who "regularly" deal with regular expressions <groan /> find it easy to get tripped up by this kind of behavior. With REs, I can say grab everything up to the first occurrence of any of these complicated patterns in a fairly obvious way. Re-remembering the subtle differences between BNF and REs was (for me, at least) the hardest part of getting productive with parse . Just so I don't come across as being TOO negative ;-) please see my next post! -jn-