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1 point by lojic 4560 days ago | link | parent

I realize pmatch hasn't been written yet, but this seems odd. You're calling (pmatch f pat action) repeatedly, so where is the state info kept regarding the index of the last match, etc.? Your example reminds me of strtok in this regard, but I doubt that's what you had in mind.

With the Ruby example, the scan function invokes the supplied block repeatedly, but the break statement within the block will exit the scan function which is the desired behavior.

It's somewhat moot until someone writes pmatch though.



2 points by almkglor 4560 days ago | link

> so where is the state info kept regarding the index of the last match, etc.?

In the stream state?

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1 point by sacado 4560 days ago | link

Well the f parameter has an index anyway, so the function knows what is left to be parsed anytime you call it, I guess ? Hmmm, I'll try to make a dumb version of pmatch and see what happens...

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