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On 24 September 2013 16:16, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> IMHO the "re" module is mainly useful as a demo of just how
> powerful LPEG is. It will only save you time if you are already
> a fair virtuoso with regular expressions. Otherwise, LPEG
> directly just gives so much more lfexibility.

The slides[1] linked to a few messages back sum it up as:

"for those that do not like its verboseness, there is a module that
accepts regexp-like notation"