On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 07:38:22AM +0900, MikkelFJ wrote:
> 
> "William Djaja Tjokroaminata" <billtj / z.glue.umd.edu> wrote in message
> news:ana93j$7og$1 / grapevine.wam.umd.edu...
> > Yap, I read the old version cover to cover but I think I could absorb only
> > at most 50% of it.  The book is definitely *the* regexp bible.  Highly
> > recommended to understand the state of the art of regexp (such as writing
> > an optimum regexp).
> 
> BTW, the O'Reilly page has an interview with Friedl - in relation to the new
> version he talks a lot about Perl 5 regexp being the an established
> standard. In the first release a major point was the lack of standardization
> in regexp (e.g. backslash or not before parentheses).
> 
> Where is Ruby RegEx compared to Perl 5?

Ruby's regexen are taken from the GNU C Library.
Perl 5's are SOTA so Ruby's must be less powerful, but I don't think
many people will know the difference :)

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