[Haskell-cafe] Interesting new user perspective

Jason Dusek jason.dusek at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 16:48:05 EDT 2008

Tommy M. McGuire <mcguire at crsr.net> wrote:
> Is it wrong to use Parsec to parse regular expressions for a
> really simple regex engine[4]?

  I sometimes think it is better, from a maintainability
  standpoint, to just use Parsec for all that stuff and forget
  about regular expressions. There are many proficient
  application programmers and system programmers who are
  unfamiliar with regexen which, even if they weren't arcane,
  are still so balkanized.

  At first, I found writing Parsec for argument/option
  processing to be almost offensive -- so many lines for so
  little action! -- but it's clear as day to a lot of people and
  that is a real mark in its favor.


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