[Dev-luatex] Implementing \pdfmatch via LPEG - opinions?

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Apr 17 15:12:24 CEST 2009



David Kastrup wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am pondering using \pdfmatch for some application that might
> eventually be migrated to LuaTeX.  My scraps of half-knowledge right of
> the top of my head indicate that LPEG is compiled into LuaTeX, 

This is 100% true.

> and that LPEG contains a module that is able to parse regular 
> expression syntax into LPEG.

A specific form of regular expression syntax, yes.

  http://www.inf.puc-rio.br/~roberto/lpeg/re.html

But I do not know whether that matches up with libc's regex routines.

Best wishes,
Taco



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