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Re: benefits of SRE syntax

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On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 3:44 AM, Michael Montague <mikemon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Maybe I am being a heretic, but what are the benefits of the SRE syntax?

Thank you for asking this, I enjoyed reading the replies :)
I may expand the rationale section with some of these

The beginning of the rational notes that "regular expressions are the lingua franca of string matching today". Part of that lingua franca is the traditional syntax of regular expressions.

Yes, and it's important to keep in mind that there will be
a followup SRFI with PCRE syntax.  There's no reason
we can't have both.