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Re^2: Growing strings in search

by tybalt89 (Prior)
on Apr 15, 2020 at 21:28 UTC ( #11115590=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Growing strings in search
in thread Growing strings in search

Sounds like you are describing "flex" or "lex". That makes this problem simple, just run a "flex" process against each individual string doing incremental reads -> problem solved :)

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Re^3: Growing strings in search
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Apr 15, 2020 at 23:03 UTC


    Yes, it's very *much* like that.


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Re^3: Growing strings in search
by AnomalousMonk (Bishop) on Apr 16, 2020 at 03:00 UTC

    I've never done anything significant with f?lex and it's been a long, long time since I've even read anything about its/their capabilities, but don't they have the same inherent "time-forward", if you will, orientation that regex compilers have?

    IOW, if you had a flex process that parsed backwards, it would be easy to use, but isn't the big trick to design such a process in the first place? Can you expand on the capabilities of flex in this regard?

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