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  • I really enjoyed the recursive regex page.

    You mention:
    The cure for this ill is to allow capturing groups to be named rather than numbered, and to decree that such a name remains in scope until another group is encountered using the same name.
    .. while talking about compositionality. Has anyone looked at implementing this in either the Perl5 engine or PCRE? Is anyone planning to? I'd like to have a crack at it, but it'll probably take a long time and be horrifically messy; though I've studied Kleene Algebra/FSAs etc, I haven't hacked that deeply into the Perl source or regex engine before.

    Any thoughts? Think it'd be a valuable thing to do?

    - Chris.
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