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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I've been told these are not just examples of the phenomenon known as "reinventing the wheel": the authors allegedly knew of Regex::PreSuf, and made improved versions. Hopefully. So, it might be worthwhile to actually compare these modules...
    • Beat me to the punch… Regexp::Assemble [] is the one I generally use.

    • As the author of Regexp::Assemble, let me weigh in:

      Yes, I knew about Regex::PreSuf (and it is referenced in the SEE ALSO section of the documenation). R::PS doesn't deal with meta characters, so something like a\d+b and a\s+d is going to produce a\[ds]+b, which won't even compile.

      Regexp::List, I knew about, but you'll forgive me if I can't quite recall why I discarded it when I evaluated it. I think it gets exponentially slower as the input list grows.

      Regexp::Assemble comes with a number of scripts in

      • Thanks for the weigh in! This looks like the industrial strength solution I will put into production. I need to dive into tries also and get a good understanding of those. I like the as_string method for readability here.

        Another fun morning with Perl and Coffee!