Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: [xquery-talk] backticks in regex - tales of the unexpected part II|
From: Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:05:38 +0200
OK, but the explanation that certain Unicode characters are justified as being in one class, contrary to historic (ab)use or national or linguistic singularities should be enough to make us all bend to the "greatest good to the greatest number". I'm old enough to have suffered from the US-centric definition of 7-bit US-ASCII. I welcome any software that tries to give each language the benefit it deserves, even if my native or second favourite language have to be used with circumspection. @Ihe: I did not intend to chide you for asking questions - I just wanted to make a statement. -W On 8 April 2014 21:53, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx > > Apr 7 (1 day ago) > to xsl-list, talk > backticks match the \w regex class which does seem at odds with the > definition of that class. > > Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx > > Apr 7 (1 day ago) > to xsl-list, talk > to put that another way why is a backtick (matches \w) deemed more > wordy than a quote which doesn't match \w. > > On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 8:42 PM, Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> Which question? >> >> On 8 April 2014 20:10, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>> >>>> If you have a dataset constantly >>>> misusing some character, fix it with some simple tool, but don't blame >>>> clean SW. >>>> >>> >>> Come on Wolfgang, you can fix it (which I did with Vim ages ago) and >>> still ask the question can't you?