Subject: Re: Lisp problems (maybe emacs)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 22 Nov 2002 14:36:46 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Tim Bradshaw
| So are complicated regexps.  Sure, you can do it and people do, but they
| look like line noise.  And they also don't actually work in lots of cases
| because you need a more powerful language.

  What has worried me since I sat down to write a regular expression that
  only matched all valid SGML start- and end-tags is that both the false
  negatives (things it should match but does not) and the false positives
  (things it should not match but does) are extremely hard to catch.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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