Release of regex-tdfa
Get it at: Version 0.56, "stable" location at
darcs get --partial darcs.haskell.org:/home/darcs/packages/regex-tdfa
The version that will get updated and broken more often is "unstable" at
darcs get --partial darcs.haskell.org:/home/darcs/packages/regex-unstable/regex-tdfa
Original proposal content of this article
I just came across this article on Thompson Non-Finite Automata which presents an alternative implementation (to the one supposedly used in perl, ruby, python) which is MAAANY times faster.
Seing how badly we did in the shootout initially, wouldn't it be grand if "we" implemented this algorithm and could then outrun every other language WRT regular expressions, with a native haskell library...