Partial evaluation with regular expressions
"One engaging alternative to "normal-form"-oriented parsing is "partial evaluation" (PE) or "active data". Several distinct labels capture parts of the ideas at work in this area; we'd welcome help from readers on more precise or at least widely recognized names. PE, as we'll present it here, is most accessible in "scripting languages", Lisp, Forth, m4, and others that expose programmatic access to the language parser. If you can eval, it's easy to exploit PE." Regular Expressions: Two Easy Steps Better Than One Hard One
(Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 29, 2005 )
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