Interesting. RegexKit is an open source Cocoa framework for PCRE (my favorite regex engine). The new RegexKitLite is a framework for the ICU regex engine, which is already included in Mac OS X. ICU’s regex syntax is not as expressive as PCRE’s, but it’s pretty good overall. And the RegexKitLite API is far simpler, it offers better Unicode support than RegexKit/PCRE, and because the engine is built into Mac OS X, it’s smaller. (Via Michael Tsai.)

Tuesday, 25 March 2008