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Re: A few definitions (was Re2: Filename Template)

by larsen (Parson)
on Aug 07, 2003 at 16:14 UTC ( #281951=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A few definitions (was Re2: Filename Template)
in thread Filename Template

Yes. And it offers me a way to expand my previous answer. You say that a template is "a format used for describing output". I'll go further, saying that a template generates a language (i.e. a set of strings). On the other hand a regular expression denotes a language, then is usable to recognize strings that belong or not to a set. Since the original question asked for a way to recognize strings in a set, I suggested to change terminology in order to be conducted to the right abstraction that Perl provides.

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