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On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 02:02:44PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> William Ahern <> writes:
> >
> >
> > Stuff like discarding subject prefixes and progressive capture
> > internalization will just have to wait. I'd rather use it for my immediate
> > intentions--online sockets parsing--so I can get a feel for real-world
> > needs.
> Hmm, are you _eventually_ going to have to start discarding something if
> you're parsing a continual stream...?  :]

Just loop over lpeg.match and use lpeg.Cp at the end of the pattern to
capture the stream position. Continous protocol streams will have boundaries
somewhere. It's not ideal for parsing a finite (but unknown length) object,
like a full XML document. But it wouldn't be any worse than the existing
capability of LPeg; perhaps easier, since you don't have to build a gigantic