Brian Hurt on Derivatives of Regular Expressions

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"I introduce the notion of a partial derivative of a regular expression, and demonstrate an implementation (in clojure), and show how it can easily allow for capabilities not normally provided in most regex libraries.

Note: there will be no math, only code.

This talk is based on the paper "Regular expression derivatives re-examined ([masked],d.eXY)" by Owens, Reppy, and Turon.

Slides and source code will be available before the talk- URLs posted to the list when they're available (need to finish writing them first).

Pizza and refreshments generously provided by Meetup..