[Newbies] regular expressions

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun Sep 28 18:09:30 UTC 2008

Am 28.09.2008 um 07:52 schrieb Mark Volkmann:

> On Sep 28, 2008, at 9:31 AM, Norbert Hartl wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-09-28 at 09:16 -0500, Mark Volkmann wrote:
>>> Does the standard Squeak image contain a class for operating on
>>> regular expressions?
>> No, nothing beside String>>matches: But you can load
>> a regex package from squeaksource. You know squeaksource
>> already?
> I wonder why that isn't considered to be such a fundamental thing  
> that it is included. It seems to me that most programming languages  
> other than C/C++ include support for regular expressions now.

IMHO because Smalltalk does not come from the unix-centric world of  
text-file processing, coupled with the expense of moving a package  
that is rarely used into the image.

- Bert -

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