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Nice. Regex's, DFA's and NFA's are some of my favorite things.
You must have a lot of time on your hands to be doing such fun stuff...
Good for you!
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I wrote a DFA based lexer generator which i use in my parsers, but I've been using gplex lately for lexing as i need unicode support and i don't think DFA regex engines can handle unicode.
I tried implementing unicode in my DFA based lexer and it choked during the powerset construction. Unicode just has too many characters. Maybe there's a better way but it's beyond me so I'm looking at the NFA approach which i've never done before.
I hate this terminology because all NFAs are DFAs but "NFA regex" is kind of a misnomer. A backtracking regular expression engine that usually uses a kind of bytecode interpreter rather than simple pattern matching to run its matches... dumb that it's called NFA regex but there it is.
Steve Wozniak is the only thing at Apple that isn't evil.
It explains the main challenge to circuit building even after transistors were invented:
from the book:
“For some time now,” wrote J. A. Morton, a vice president of Bell Labs, in an article celebrating the tenth anniversary of the transistor, “electronic man has known how ‘in principle’ to extend greatly his visual, tactile, and mental abilities through the digital transmission and processing of all kinds of information. However, all these functions suffer from what has been called ‘the tyranny of numbers.’