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Re: Perl 5's "non-greedy" matching can be TOO greedy!

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Simon Cozens
December 15, 2000 15:00
Re: Perl 5's "non-greedy" matching can be TOO greedy!
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On Fri, Dec 15, 2000 at 05:20:35PM -0500, Deven T. Corzine wrote:
> It's a pattern, not a program.  Yes, it's straightforward to treat it as a
> step-by-step procedure for matching that pattern, but by doing so, you lose
> something of the gestalt of the whole. 
You may deal in patterns, but computers deal in programs. There's a reason hasn't made it yet.

Putting a square peg into a round hole can be worthwhile if you don't mind a 
few shavings. -- Larry Wall

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