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Re: [PATCH] conform/conformtest.pl: Escape literal braces in regular expressions


On 07/18/2018 12:38 PM, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jul 2018, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> 
>> You should feel free to check something like this in without review,
>> particularly if it fixes a direct warning. If someone wants to rewrite
> 
> Agreed.
> 
>> this in python, or in a different way in perl, then they can always
>> follow up with another patch.
> 
> I support the idea of moving the various functionality using perl to 
> python (this is not volunteering to rewrite it all, though if we had 
> consensus for such a change I might well end up doing it for the math/ and 
> conform/ pieces).

Python is turning out to be easier to maintain than perl.

We see more volunteers with python experience than perl.

I am strongly in favour of migrating perl or awk scripts to python and shell.

-- 
Cheers,
Carlos.


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