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Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:06:28 +0200
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: proof of concept converter of rexgen-like syntax into
 john rules

On 2014-04-14 18:42, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:17:05PM +0100, magnum wrote:
>> On 2014-03-22 22:13, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
>>> I think rexgen-like syntax could be a part of rules and performed at
>>> preprocessor level like []. For instance
>>
>> This would only work for trivial regexes, a complicated one would produce
>> too many rules. I'd still want a pure regexp mode.
>>
>> Anyways, your script is something we could supply with Jumbo almost as-is. A
>> "rule generator script" is probably what many people need, including Nima.
>> Just add a shebang line, license blurb, brief docs and wrap "while ($rule =
>> <>)" around the lot and I think we're set.
>
> I am sorry for the delay.
>
> I've implemented all missing features except -i option.
>
> I did not test things well. Tests are still TODO. Also I'd like to
> improve interface and add other whistles like named groups and
> relative back refs.

Thanks! Committed now. I haven't had time to test it a lot yet but I 
believe this can be an excellent tool even once we got a native rexgen mode.

magnum

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