[Haskell-cafe] regex and Regular Expressions Libraries

Evan Laforge qdunkan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 10 05:12:48 UTC 2017

That's always been my canonical example about how you can overuse
typeclasses to make a simple job into an impenetrable documentation
hunt.  Long ago I wrapped it in a simple API and have always used
that.  Much later, pcre-heavy showed up and I just switched my wrapper
to use that, since it was still a little too typeclass happy for my

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 11:06 AM, Chris Dornan <chris at chrisdornan.com> wrote:
> Dear Haskell Cafe,
> With the regex announcement, I wanted to try get other folks' perspective
> on what has been happening with the Haskell regular expression libraries.
> I have been in turn impressed at how good the engineering of the Regex
> packages while gobsmacked by how difficult the traditional Text.Regex API
> is to use.
> In this blog post,
>     http://engineers.irisconnect.net/posts/2017-03-07-regex.html
> I rather cheekily speculate that the Haskellers perhaps have been a bit
> disdainful of regular expressions (not important in a language capable
> of doing proper parsing, etc.).
> What do you think?
> Chris
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