|Regular Expression "Terms" cfc@shell01.TheWorld.com (Chris F Clark) (2010-05-06)|
|Re: Regular Expression "Terms" firstname.lastname@example.org (lab27) (2010-05-09)|
|Re: Regular Expression "Terms" email@example.com (Ralph Boland) (2010-05-10)|
|Re: Regular Expression "Terms" firstname.lastname@example.org (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2010-05-11)|
|Re: Regular Expression "Terms" cfc@shell01.TheWorld.com (Chris F Clark) (2010-05-11)|
|From:||Chris F Clark <cfc@shell01.TheWorld.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 11 May 2010 14:01:51 -0400|
|Organization:||The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA|
|Posted-Date:||12 May 2010 00:57:32 EDT|
lab27 <email@example.com> writes:
> * is "Kleene Closure". + is often just called Kleene+. A regular
> expression without Kleene closure is a "Network Expression".
Thanks for the Network Expression term. It is exactly what I was
looking for. I just haven't looked enough at the Computational Biology
work recently--it's just over my horizon and probably shouldn't be.
BTW, I know plus as positive-closure to distinguish it from
Kleene-closure, but prefer the terms star and plus as they are simpler
and shorter and in context clear. I don't know of anyone who says
x-Kleene-closure, for "x*", but anyone working on regular expresions
immediately knows what "dot-star" means, although many quible over
whether it includes "newline" characters of not. :-)
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