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  • From #p5p:

    17:21 <@audreyt> I need to sleep.
    17:21 <@audreyt> and here is my entry:
    17:21 <@audreyt>
    17:21 <@audreyt> enjoy :)
    17:21 <@dmq> i think you win. :-)
    • Ha! Hilarious. Ok, so you win. But I guess I should have been more specific about what I meant.

      So to clarify, to qualify for a prize you have to implement a real functional NON-PERL (language or core) regexp engine as a plug in.

      Meaning, PCRE, the TCL 4 engine, PGE....

      So the show ain't over folks! Theres still beer to be won.

      • Hi, I wonder what are the other dimensions to that metre...are they

        * of capillary size?

        * aproximately of a size corresponding to the cross-section of a monster bavarian mug? ...

        * not specified? ... which will make us ...well very drunk...(and AdamK poorer) Actually in Madrid where I live more and more people use m when then mean m**2 especially when they talk about appartments)

        I remember seeing mentioned in Jeffreys F. book that the latest engine of Henry Spencer (possibly used in >tcl8.4) w

        • Funny that you assume AdamK is paying for this metre of beer, too. That was only last time.
        • Is there a special reason why you mention the tcl libraries, besides of looking for a proof of concept for your latest work.

          Because of the hoo-rahing that it got from Friedl. And because to the best of my knoweldge there are only a few C regexp engines up to the job, and the Tcl engine represents the one I know of that is furthest from what Perl itself does.

          With regards to the rest, either I dont know, or we will see later. :-)

        • And this folks, is why you need to be VERY specific in challenges for prizes.

          No I'm not paying for this one :)

          But my standard was to purchase crates/cartons/slabs of "your favourite non-rediculously-expensive beer" (as in whatever you like, but don't screw me over) :) and pile those crates up until they were a metre in height.

          Of course, in retrospect I should have said "at least" or "no more than" :) So for stennie's CamelPack prize we approximated by going low and throwing in a six-pack.

          But trust me, it's
  • It's on CPAN now as re::engine::PCRE.

    You can also download it from [].


    • Well, it looks like that one did it.

      Congratulations Audrey!

      Now it needs more tests and some loving care to go from proof of concept to fully usable but I think we have proved the framework is not crippled from the get go.

      Thanks a lot, it looks like this is a great leap forward.