Dan Farino, who wrote the CLR based, Regex extended stored procedure on which I put a warning sign yesterday, wrote me an email back (I notified him that I wrote that blog entry) and told me that he just uploaded an unmanaged version. Haven't downloaded it, yet, but it seems to be functionally equivalent. If it's stable and quick, I can think of 2 bazillon uses for this -- including, of course, Regex based XML parsing inside SQL Server (while we wait for Yukon).