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Re^3: the disadvantages of mini-languages

by aufflick (Deacon)
on Feb 10, 2005 at 06:38 UTC ( #429591=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: the disadvantages of mini-languages
in thread the disadvantages of mini-languages

Regular expressions are a GOOD example of where domain-specific languages are beneficial.

A turing complete sendmail.cf is a domain-specific language gone BAD.

Apache rewrite rules, for example, use regular expressions - that is good. They could have invented their own language to match urls - that would have been bad.

Should I have added "or SQL or regular expressions" to the last sentance of my original comment?

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