Functional equivalent of GCG Findpatterns?

Peter Rice pmr at sanger.ac.uk
Wed Jan 19 10:00:45 EST 2000

Tim Cutts <timc at chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> I initially used Henry Spencer's regexp engine, but switched to Phil
> Hazel's PCRE package, for the following reasons:
> 1)  It's faster than Spencer's.
> 2)  It stands for Perl Compatible Regular Expressions; i.e. it supports
> all those funky extras that perl has.

Henry Spencer's second library has POSIX regular expressions and lots
of extras but we just use the 'old' library for everything at present.

PCRE looks interesting, and does have suitable licensing for EMBOSS.

Anybody else tried it?

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