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Linux Gazette: Regular Expressions in C

Jul 15, 2000, 20:37 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In this series of articles I intend to explore the varying implementations of strings in languages that are common on the Linux platform. The first article will explore the regular expression library provided with GNU libc. In future articles I hope to look at other common libraries and languages - hashing functions in Java and strings in KDE versus string in Gnome."

"Each language has its strengths and its weaknesses. I hope that by doing a little grunt work on your behalf, I'll be able to give you a brief overview of the abilities and weaknesses of the common languages and their libraries with respect to string handling."

"I won't be talking about internationalization and localisation in this series of articles, since those subjects are worthy of volumes of study - not a short summary."

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