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On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Again, I just don't see that (limited) use of regular expressions makes programs harder to read or write than proliferating special case functions that provide nowhere near the power of a single regular expression-based function.
A lot of it is evil by association — we're taught that regex is evil and should never be used — only later do we figure out that regex is often the best tool regardless of being evil.
In this case the docs are pretty overwhelming for the minor task. A simple "this is all you need for this task" tutorial might help.
-- Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus