[fpc-pascal] My favourite missing feature

Marc Weustink marc at dommelstein.net
Wed Dec 24 00:17:01 CET 2008

Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> There seem to be a number of people currently making outrageous 
> suggestions about missing features or how FPC could best be repackaged 
> and promoted, so since it's the season of good will I trust that folk 
> will tolerate this one from me.
> There's been a recent thread in fpc-other on second languages, but it 
> appeared to focus more on what was a useful part of a developer's 
> skillset rather than what people miss from Pascal.
> What /I/ miss is Perl's pattern matching, and I miss it to the extent 
> that in some of my own scripting stuff I've implemented it myself:
> IF cells[2, dateTime] = /(\d\d)\/(\d\d)\/((\d\d)?\d\d)\s.*/i THEN BEGIN

and now in plain english, what does it match ?


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