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digitalmars.D - Regular expressions compiled?

reply Martin <Martin_member pathlink.com> writes:
Does D have a capability to compile regular expressions (with compiling other
source code)?

Interpreted regular expressions are much slower than compiled ones.

Can anyone tell if D has this capability or will get it in the future? 
Jun 29 2005
next sibling parent "Craig Black" <cblack ara.com> writes:
 Does D have a capability to compile regular expressions (with compiling 
 other
 source code)?

No. The regular expression support is a part of the Phobos run-time library.
 Interpreted regular expressions are much slower than compiled ones.

Stands to reason.
 Can anyone tell if D has this capability or will get it in the future?

Maybe in the distant future. I would not expect this to be a huge priority for Walter. -Craig
Jun 29 2005
prev sibling parent "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Martin" <Martin_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 Does D have a capability to compile regular expressions (with compiling

 source code)?

 Interpreted regular expressions are much slower than compiled ones.

 Can anyone tell if D has this capability or will get it in the future?

The regular expression support is completely done in std.regexp, the compiler/language knows nothing about it.
Jun 29 2005