Regular Expressions, Part 2

September 18, 2009

In the previous exercise, we decided on an intermediate representation for regular expressions and wrote a parser that produces the intermediate representation corresponding to a regular expression given as input.

Your task today is to write the corresponding matcher that takes an intermediate representation and a target string and returns a boolean indicating whether or not the regular expression matches the target string, using the same conventions as the prior exercise. Your matcher will be similar to Rob Pike’s matcher that we studied previously. When you are finished, you are welcome to read or run a suggested solution, or to post your own solution or discuss the exercise in the comments below.

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