Could you please explain your take on the relationship between regular
expressions and dynamic parsers?  Or regular expressions and grammar
specifications?  Your argument that Ruby needs language-level support
for dynamic parsers seems to be based on one of these opaque
relationships.

Charles Comstock <cc1 / cec.wustl.edu> wrote in message news:<c29bp7$jph$1 / newsreader.wustl.edu>...
> Maybe if the next regex engine for ruby had some sort of embeddable code 
> block, then something like this could be implemented as a module, 
> ensuring it was true to existing syntax and symantics.
> Unfortuneatly I don't really like embeddable code blocks in a regex 
> unless it is through a grammar syntax, as it seems like a more difficult 
> concept to grasp then the .. and ... operators.  Definitely something 
> that needs more discussion though I believe.
> 
> Charles Comstock