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On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 5:11 AM, Coda Highland <> wrote:
> Perl Compatible Regular Expressions. It's supported by Perl
> (obviously), Python, PHP, Javascript, and thanks to libpcre pretty
> much any language that can load C libraries.

And it's larger than the whole of Lua ;)

Very powerful, very prone to write-once-and-never-read.  I've felt
that the lesser power of Lua string patterns is a blessing, not a
curse. It forces people to use if statements ;)