[Rcpp-devel] Regular Expressions

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sat Mar 2 02:01:32 CET 2013

On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 1 March 2013 at 19:41, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> | Are there any packages that use Rcpp that use regular expressions?
> Great question. And not that I know of!
> Now that we have the BH package (for really easy access to Boost by using
> Boost headers via this CRAN package) I was thinking about a use case for
> Boost regex and file reading, but haven't had time to do anything about it.
> Other than Boost, we could possibly get access to the regexp libraries
> already linked into R.  What use case did you have in mind?

I searched BH for regex and found nothing so I don't think BH includes
Boost.Regex.  Ideally that would be accessible as well as the tre,
pcre (and Henry Spencer routines via Tcl) that R itself uses.

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