[Baypiggies] More dramatic material?

Dennis Reinhardt DennisR at dair.com
Wed Feb 24 17:02:07 CET 2010

At 07:04 AM 2/24/2010, Glen Jarvis wrote:
>Regex's have been my weakness forever because it just isn't
>readable like python is readable. They just feel so unpythonic.

In all my reading about RE, I have never seen (or remembered) a 
discussion of how to create a complex RE.  They are always shown 
full-blown as if the purpose is to intimidate and imnpress.  See


for a discussion of how a complex RE is constructed out of several 
smaller pieces.  This method is particularly applicable if the 
parsing goal can be defined by a grammar (e.g. BNF) because you are 
handed a template for what the pieces are.

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