Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 532526
Review request: jrexx - Automaton based regular expression API for Java
Last modified: 2010-11-05 21:17:36 EDT
Spec URL: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~mef3/review/jrexx.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~mef3/review/jrexx-1.1.1-5.fc12.src.rpm
jrexx is a powerful easy-to-use regular expression
API for textual pattern matching. Technically jrexx
uses a minimized deterministic FSA (finite state
automaton) and compiles the textual representation
of the regular expression into such an automaton.
Besides the usual pattern matching functionality,
jrexx provides an introspection API for exploration
of the automaton's structure by 'states' and
'transitions'. Since the automaton is deterministic
and minimized the pattern matching alogorithm is
extremly fast (compared to the java regular
expression API in JDK1.4) and works with huge
patterns and input texts. Since FSA can be handled
as sets, jrexx also offers all basic set operations
for complement, union, intersection and difference,
which is not provided by other regex implementations
(as far as we know).
This package was imported from JPackage
Is this an attempt to bring the jrexx package back into Fedora? It's dead.package'd in devel but it's present in F-11. There seem to be some interesting differences between your submission and what's currently in the shipping distros. At least the scriptlets and the installation of the pom files come to mind. For the sake of any reviewers you may get, you should at least comment on the fact that the package is already in the distro in a different form and describe any differences between your package and what they'll see if they check it out from our CVS.
It's been over a year since I posed that question and there was never any response. I'm just going to close this.