I was reading a JDK1.4 book and I came across the following:
“Java supports regexes through a library rather than a specialized syntax, which is a feature or a bug, depending on who you talk to. Other than this, however, Java’s regex support is quite strong.”
Does anyone have info on the controversy? Any thread or document that addresses the use of a library rather than a specialized syntax? Also whats the general feedback on regexes thro Java. It seems to me that the performance would depend on the selection of library implementation. I found a whole slew of implementations here.