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   SUMMARY: regexp lib for java xml development?

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  • From: "DuCharme, Robert" <DuCharmR@moodys.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 12:13:06 -0400

Many thanks to everyone who made suggestions.

http://meurrens.ml.org/ip-Links/java/regex/ takes advantage of too many
annoying web page tricks, but it does offer a comprehensive list of java
regexp packages and is more up-to-date than
http://home.worldcom.ch/~jmlugrin/RegExSummary.html (last updated 5/97),
which I had been working from. 

The gnu package at http://www.cacas.org/~wes/java/ is small, lean, and I
got it to work, so I'll probably continue with that. 

I originally mentioned that I couldn't get the oroinc one to work.
According to the top of http://www.oroinc.com/downloads, their main
distribution doesn't work with Java 1.2. The same page provides a link
to a version that does. Several other packages out there build on this

The evaluation copy of http://javaregex.com/ outputs a message about
being an evaluation copy, and in my "lazy evaluation" mode, I was just
redirecting my output to a file in which I didn't need that message. If
I didn't see anything else I liked, my next planned step was to create a
proper output stream for my program's output, at which point I wouldn't
have this problem anymore. $10 certainly seems reasonable. 

Bob DuCharme       www.snee.com/bob       <bob@  
snee.com>  see www.snee.com/bob/xmlann for "XML:
The Annotated Specification" from Prentice Hall.

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