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Re: english names for symbolic SREs

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On 11/26/2013 10:28 AM, John Cowan wrote:
Michael Montague scripsit:

I propose breaking SREs completely free of PCREs.
SREs are not new to this SRFI: they have been around since 1998.
See <http://www.scsh.net/docu/post/sre.html>.  Gratuitously breaking
other people's code is not nice.

Dropping short names from this SRFI would not break people's code. IrRegex and SCSH could (and would) continue to support short names as an extension, probably forever.

Existing code would not necessarily be portable.