scanf style parsing

Greg Ewing greg at
Fri Sep 28 03:31:33 CEST 2001

Tim Hammerquist wrote:
> I struggled with regex's for months.

Was it the concepts you found difficult, or the syntax?
The syntax conventionally used for REs is atrocious for
anything beyond the simplest cases, IMO.

It doesn't have to be that way. I used a different
approach in Plex, for example:

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