“Alexandru E. Ungur” [email protected] wrote in message
sender: “Just Another Victim of the Ambient M.” date: “Fri, Jul
28, 2006 at 02:55:05PM +0900” <<<EOQ
At the very least, perhaps the PERL Regexp engine can be written as a
Ruby extension and used as another Regexp class that we “require” in our
code when we feel it’s more appropriate? I’m a big believer in the Best
Both Worlds solution…
No offence, but who stops you from using Perl ?!?
Your claim of not wanting to offend is questionable; see below...
Just use perl when you’re too lazy to think about a regex and hope that
the engine will fix the crap you put in there, and use Ruby, when you do
have the time and the interest to actually think. How about that?
Wouldn’t this be “the best of both worlds”… ?
Except that, in my personal opinion, writing the rest of the script
Perl (does this capitalization follow protocol?) is not the better part
the two worlds. I just suggested that the robustness of Perl’s rexexp
engine might be beneficial. Indeed, I have never encountered this
pathalogical case but I’m glad I know of it, now!
Of course you and all the other wise “haha I found one more bug in Ruby”
guys could actually follow the very good advice of reading ‘Mastering
Regular Expressions’, and stop dumping crap on this list, but hey I know
it’s not a perfect world
Me and all the others? I suggest you read my posts again because
lumping me into a group to which I don’t belong. All the happy faces in
world won’t hide your passive aggresive attitude towards honest
This is just disgusting, to take proud in your own stupidity and have
the audacity that others should turn it into wisdom on their time and
money. How about you two guys get together and write that extension you
so badly need and make yourself happy with your own hands? It’s a little
harder than whinning on a list, but hey, you’re smart guys, after all you
“found where Ruby sucks” and others do a great job… and nobody else
from all the people on the list discovered this! Gosh, you must be
Honestly, who's taking pride in anything?
The idea that not having intimate knowledge of regular expressions
stupid and audacious is pretentious, arrogant and elitist. Even if you
what conditions cause the exponential regex growth, that doesn’t mean
will know how to remove them if you generated the regexes
It is useful for the regexp implementation to reduce this for us.
I’d say “Good luck” but you’re probably just too smart to need it
Good luck with what? To whom do you think you're speaking? With
do you think I need luck? What do you think the issue is? In short:
are you talking about?
To all the other decent readers on the list:
I appologise for my post, I may be breaking the netiquette here, but
this was just too much…
I’m a Ruby nuby too, I am not the Grand Master of regular expressions,
but I love Ruby just the way it is, and it really hurts me to see this
crap attitude about Ruby’s “limitations” coming from people not able
to understand their own limitations…
Ironically, you speak of people who are "not able to understand
own limitations" but, perhaps, they do understand their own limitations
that’s why they want a more robust regexp engine to protect themselves
their own mistakes?
You are far too defensive. Attempts to improve the language are not
attacks on the language. Take a look at this article, titled: How Ruby
...and you'll never guess who wrote it.
I can tell you're a newbie, too, because most people here actually
what’s posted and respond with reasoned answers. In particular, they
not defensive about ideas, suggestions, or even criticisms of the
How do you think a language improves? How do you think Ruby became as
as it is, now?
Here's the only insult I am going to throw.
I don't understand how a newbie can be such a fanboy...