Regexp capturing groups.

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Thu Sep 4 11:24:22 PDT 2008


On Sep 4, 2008, at 11:10 AM, liorean wrote:

> I also made my argument in
> <uri:http://web-graphics.com/2007/11/26/ecmascript-3-regular- 
> expressions-a-specification-that-doesnt-make-sense/>
> and Steven Levithan had already made an argument like it in
> <uri:http://blog.stevenlevithan.com/archives/npcg-javascript>.
>
> I've not seen anything come out of it, which I blame myself for
> because I raised the issue but didn't enter a ticket on it in trac. Of
> course, the reason I didn't enter it was that Steven Levithan says in
> this blog entry
> <url:http://blog.stevenlevithan.com/archives/es3-regexes-broken> he
> had planned to submit it but wanted to see where his other regex
> tickets went first. So it ended up just a mailing list discussion and
> not much else.

Steven did file

http://bugs.ecmascript.org/ticket/376

I'll champion fixing this, somehow, in Harmony. We should get  
Waldemar's opinion on it.

/be



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