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Re: Regular expressions matcher. MIT lispmachine sources.

    Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1991 14:46-0000
    From: gjc@paradigm.com

    In article <19910904095013.5.KEUNEN@milou.nrb.be>, Vincent Keunen <keunen@milou.nrb.be> writes:
    > Has anyone of you ever heard of PD lisp code implementing a Regular
    > expressions matcher?
    > I know this question should be directed to a more general list (like
    > comp.lang.lisp), but as far as I know, it's only news and not email - am
    > I right on this?

    The MIT lispmachine source code had a number of neat things in it,
    including regular expression handling. Perhaps some day that code
    will be released with a copyright like the MIT X-window copyright notice.

And a very thorough and formal analysis and specification of the MIT
lispmachine sources has been done by a now-defunct company called
Racal-Norsk. Were anyone interested, it would seem a waste to leave so
many dozens of personyears of work in a cupboard.