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Re: pattern matching strings with regexes

> if not, anyone any experience with http://mjambon.com/micmatch.html 
> (reference manual at http://mjambon.com/mikmatch-manual.html) which looks 
> like it does roughly what i'm talking about...

That's indeed to solution I would advise. As far as I remember the library is 
quite good, and I think you can plug quite easily other regexp engines (as 

It's quite difficult to design a good compilation scheme with active patterns, 
so the OCaml approach is to compile optimally static patterns and let the 
complex things be handled by external libraries. That's maybe not  not the 
better user-experience choice, but it keeps the language simple and efficient 




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