On 6/5/02 9:35 AM, "Todd Holloway" <todd / duckland.org> wrote:

> 
> 
> Larry Wall is redesigning regular expressions, in his latest "Apocalypse 5".
> http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2002/06/04/apo5.html
> 
> Will Ruby be taking a similar change? I'm no expert at regexes, but
> if it can make then easier to read/write, sounds like a good idea.
> 
> But is it worth breaking quite a bit of previously written code?
> Ruby may have a big advantage in that it's code base is quite a bit
> smaller.

Couldn't the old regex code be loaded with a require? That way people could
convert at their leasure.
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