[Pharo-users] Non-greedy RegEx?

Esteban Lorenzano estebanlm at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 02:33:51 EST 2019


Hi,

Yes, Pharo regex implementation is very naive. 
We will be moving to a PCRE binding to match outside world standards but we have not had the time to work on it :(

Esteban

> On 5 Feb 2019, at 00:27, Manuel Leuenberger <leuenberger at inf.unibe.ch> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I just noticed that the Pharo regexes do not understand non-greedy matches. A regex engine to be PCRE is kind of essential, not having '.*?' to be a parseable and working regex is a bummer. Are there any more powerful regex engines around for Pharo? I could not find any.
> 
> Cheers,
> Manuel
> 
> 




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