Not shy at all...
janschenkel at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 6 13:52:20 CDT 2004
--- Alex Tweedly <alex at tweedly.net> wrote:
> From an outsider's point of view, the lack of a
> regular expression package
> in Revolution looks like it will make this (the real
> problem, not the
> simple first step) a harder problem than it need
> have been. One of the
> things that attracted me to Revolution was a
> statement along the lines
> of "text processing like you've never seen" - but I
> haven't found anything
> to justify that claim yet. The built-in tokenizing
> is neat, but hardly
> revolutionary, and the apparent lack of RE looks
> like a big missing
> feature. (Please tell me it's in there and I just
> missed it in the docs ....)
Regular Expressions are most definitely supported in
Revolution, using the following functions :
Combining these with the built-in tokens of chars,
items, words, lines,... results in a very flexible
environment to tackle human readable text.
> Although Revolution looks great for some things, I'd
> have said that a
> text-processing problem with minimal user
> interaction doesn't look like the
> sweet-spot for Revolution.
If you want to program without a user interface, you
can also use the command line version, which gives you
everything Perl and Python and others have to offer.
Hope this clarified things,
"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time." (La Rochefoucauld)
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