@jay I would go for python cause Iam biased and cause python has a reputation to be good with strings
@bithive That was my original plan, but I find python's regex interface clunky and inelegant (20 years of Perl habits die hard). Also, these benchmarks have me really intrigued: http://benchmarksgame.alioth.debian.org/u64q/regexredux.html
@jay than its rust :)
@jay what's wrong with python regex
@8zu 1: it's dog slow.
2: the construct makes no sense. For instance, re.split(). What? splitting is something you do to strings; it's not inherently tied to the concept of regex.
3: re.match(pattern, string) is a *really* complicated way to say string =~ m/pattern/
@jay I see. 1 and 2 are valid points. 3 is just because regex is not first class citizen, unfortunately.
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