Subject: Re: Lisp problems (maybe emacs) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 22 Nov 2002 14:36:46 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * 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 Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.