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Roberto's talk at the 2008 Lua Workshop gives a nice summary:

LPEG patterns can be composed and abstracted away, so building a
complex pattern is much more like programming. LPEG's re module is
specially nice for the kinds of pattern for which you would use PCRE.


2009/10/22 Fernando P. García <>:
>> Yeah, for anything non-trivial, you're going to be much happier with
>> lpeg anyway.  It's just better.
> Based on your experience, may you tell me why LPEG is better than PCRE?
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