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Perl Compatible Regular Expressions Alternatives

Perl Compatible Regular Expressions is described as 'The PCRE library is a set of functions that implement regular expression pattern matching using the same syntax and semantics as Perl 5. PCRE has its own native API as well as a set of wrapper functions that correspond to the POSIX regular expression API' and is an app. There are five alternatives to Perl Compatible Regular Expressions for Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and FreeBSD. The best alternative is nregex, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Perl Compatible Regular Expressions are TRE, RE2, Oniguruma and Hyperscan.

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The PCRE library is a set of functions that implement regular expression pattern matching using the same syntax and...

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    nregex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    A DFA based Regex engine that supports submatches. Built with Nim (programming language). Benchmarks show nregex is up to 7 times faster than Perl Compatible Regular Expressions.

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    TRE

    • FreeOpen Source
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    TRE is a lightweight, robust, and efficient POSIX compliant regexp matching library with some exciting features such as approximate (fuzzy) matching.

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    RE2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    RE2 is a fast, safe, thread-friendly alternative to backtracking regular expression engines like those used in PCRE, Perl, and Python. It is a C++ library with wrappers for many languages including Perl, Python, Erlang and more.

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    Oniguruma

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Oniguruma is a modern and flexible regular expressions library. It encompasses features from different regular expression implementations that traditionally exist in different languages.

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    Hyperscan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • FreeBSD

    Hyperscan is a high-performance multiple regex matching library. It follows the regular expression syntax of the commonly-used libpcre library, but is a standalone library with its own C API.

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