[Haskell] regular expression syntax - perl ain't got nothin on haskell

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Thu Feb 26 13:47:58 EST 2004

On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 05:24:41PM -0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> [Graham Klyne wrote:]
> > I recently ran into some problems porting some Haskell code 
> > to Windows 
> > because it used the Text.Regex library, which is dependent on 
> > a Unix-only system.
> Text.Regex works fine on Windows, at least on GHC.  It seems that Hugs
> doesn't make it available, perhaps because it requires an auxiliary C
> regex engine, which we provide as part of GHC.  It may be that this code
> isn't as portable as the rest of Hugs, which is why they don't provide
> it, but I'll let the Huge folks comment on that.

It looks possible.  The only awkwardness I can see is telling the
Hugs package converter where to find regex.h

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