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Re: rx vs sregex - a "match" to the death

From: Oliver Scholz
Subject: Re: rx vs sregex - a "match" to the death
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 17:45:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

Martin Stone Davis <> writes:

> Who likes `rx'?
> Who likes `sregex'?
> Who likes `rx' more than `sregex'?
> Who likes `sregex' more than `rx'?
> Why?

>From the commentary section of rx.el:

    This is another implementation of sexp-form regular expressions.
    It was unfortunately written without being aware of the Sregex
    package coming with Emacs, but as things stand, Rx completely
    covers all regexp features, which Sregex doesn't, doesn't suffer
    from the bugs mentioned in the commentary section of Sregex, and
    uses a nicer syntax (IMHO, of course :-).

Personally I don't know about the nicer syntax, because I never tried
sregex. For the very reason that I discovered rx first.

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