Could we add the missing Regexp features from perl?

Sebastian Zartner sebastianzartner at
Fri Jun 17 22:01:16 UTC 2016

There are already a few regexp features in the pipeline, see (listed in the Stage 0 proposals at

The list of proposed features is not complete yet[1], though they already
cover some main itches ECMAScript's implementation is currently missing.


[1] Some missing features are listed at

On 17 June 2016 at 18:19, Brian Jemilo II <brian at> wrote:

> Javascript regexp is based on a subset of perl's regexp engine, but its
> missing a lot of features that would make javascript more powerful.
> Wondering if we can put it into spec to add the missing features. Regexp is
> very powerful and currently, Javascript is being held by by the missing
> features.
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