Overview of Pattern Combinators

Audience Level

Intermediate

Description

A general overview of pattern combinators, a SNOBOL inspired parsing framework. This will cover how it's different from RegEx, Parser Combinators, String Scanners, and other parsing technologies. There will be a little dive into performance characteristics, but the overall focus is on use cases.

Speaker Bio

I've spent just shy of 15 years specializing in text processing and manipulation. I am, however, an outsider to this field. That provides me with unique perspective however, especially being well aware of the rather steep barriers to entry in many cases. Much of what I do focuses on tearing down those barriers.