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Re: regexp and valid-sre?
Michael Montague scripsit:
> I don't think that these are strong arguments for having
> 'valid-sre?'. An implementation for which compiling is expensive,
> could easily internally do the "is it valid"-type check before
> compiling. Having it in the interface adds no functionality that is
> not already easily available.
It tells the compiler only to syntax-check and not go on to actually
compile. This is a very common feature in compilers: for example,
in gcc the -fsyntax-only option activates this mode. Sometimes
all you want to know at present is whether something is syntactically valid.
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