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Re: english names for symbolic SREs

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On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Michael Montague <mikemon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 11/26/2013 5:27 PM, John Cowan wrote:
Michael Montague scripsit:

My opinion: SREs are a mutant love child of Scheme and Perl. To
understand them you need to understand Scheme and PCREs. You need to
remember what a bunch of characters like *+?= mean. Not fun. Too
much PCREs and not enough Scheme.
That's why we are adding, at your request, English names for all the
SRE patterns.

Please don't add English names for all the SRE patterns if I am the only one that thinks this is a good idea.

It was John who insisted that the names be added, and John
who came up with most of the new names, so I'm assuming
he genuinely wants them.

I think the names are reasonable but have no intention to use
them myself.  If everyone thinks the same yet likewise doesn't
intend to use the English names themselves, then they should
not be added.