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From "Mark F. Murphy" <ma...@tyrell.com>
Subject Re: Development Plan
Date Thu, 05 Jan 2006 01:54:00 GMT
At 4:06 PM -0500 1/4/06, Daniel F. Savarese wrote:
>In message <p06230952bfdf91794dcd@[]>, "Mark F. Murphy" writes:
>>Is there still a goal of adding Perl 5.6 regex?  Is work being done on it?
>>With so many projects using ORO, is there a need to move forward on this?
>I think the situation we're in is one of insufficient demand for
>enhancements.  When demand evidences itself, I think we'll see
>work on enhancements (provided those with the demand are willing to
>do some of the work).  But I don't expect that demand to materialize,
>especially after java.util.regex has reinvented or borrowed jakarta-oro
>concepts to fix API shortcomings in its original incarnation (e.g., the
>addition in 1.5 of MatchResult, quote(), the usePattern() kluge,
>region(), etc.).

Except not many are on 1.5 yet.


Seriously though, do we expect the projects that depend on ORO 
currently to be switching to java.util.regex?


  Mark F. Murphy, Director Software Development   <mailto:markm@tyrell.com>
  Tyrell Software Corp                            <http://www.tyrell.com>

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