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Beware ":b" in regular expressions - There be dragons...

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hs2:
Besides the impact to the Slick-codebase it's difficult to decide which else reg-exp 'standards' to support.
E.g. POSIX is a real standard and widely accepted too.
Since a while I moved to Slick's reg-exp.s b/c it's unmatched powerful (when using Slick of course).

But I agree - would be nice if the major (mostly used) reg-exp.s are supported.

HS2

srouleau:
Well, I've never seen the Slick codebase, but you'd think adding a new reg-exp would be pretty localised. 

Then again, as with a lot of code that has some history attached to it, the code may be organically growing in strange, and bold, directions making such an addition difficult and unlikely.

Steph.

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