Subject: Re: string searching functions in CL
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 03:37:28 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Marco Baringer  <> wrote:
| Nikola Skoric <> writes:
| > I'd like to do such a simple thing as finding out if a string has a 
| > substring in it, but can't seem to find a function to do that.
| search -
| see also cl-ppcre (

Don't forget MISMATCH <>
I actually tend to find myself using it rather more than SEARCH
for simple pattern matches, deconstructions, and peeling off
prefixes & suffixes. Further, alternating calls of MISMATCH and
SEARCH are often useful, using the results of each call in the
:START or [with :FROM-END T] :END keyword args in the next call.


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