a Java-friendly regex scripting language (not Groovy)

Discussion in 'Java' started by p7eregex@gmail.com, Dec 18, 2007.

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    Hi,

    I have built a new scripting and regex engine whose intent from the
    beginning has been to allow Java programmers to compete on an equal
    footing with Perl programmers when it comes to solving problems that
    require regular expressions.

    The language is called P~ (ptilde) and is Java-friendly for the
    following reasons: (1) its basic grammar is more Java-like than
    Groovy's. (2) as a standalone scripting application, you can put
    finished Java libraries into the classpath of the script launcher and
    use any public class therein (with an import statement) just like you
    would in Java. (3) But its regex grammar is not meta-character based,
    it is algebraic in nature and allows you to compose more powerful and
    readable regexes than even Perl, having introduced side-effects that
    go far beyond those of any other regex engine. (4) Once you have
    debugged your scripts (and there's a tool to debug the matching
    behavior of your regexes), you can call these scripts from your Java/
    J2EE application, passing the scriptlet arguments, and optionally
    returing a result to the Java caller.

    Java shops that need to solve tough match/query/transformation
    problems (too hard for java.util.regex) need not outsource to a Perl
    programming team, and can even integrate the solution directly into
    the Java application, in-process.

    http://ptilde.pbwiki.com

    Andy
    , Dec 18, 2007
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