Regular expression use

anno4000 at radom.zrz.tu-berlin.de anno4000 at radom.zrz.tu-berlin.de
Sat Aug 25 16:29:25 CEST 2007


John W. Krahn <krahnj at telus.net> wrote in comp.lang.perl.misc:
> Nick Maclaren wrote:
> > In article <famlj0$33k$1 at mlucom4.urz.uni-halle.de>,
> > Mirco Wahab <wahab-mail at gmx.net> writes:
> > |> 
> > |> Using complex regular expressions is like tank destruction
> > |> with contact charges glued on them.  Only a few people
> > |> will even survive the first "usage", but survivors will
> > |> then eventually be able to destroy almost every tank with
> > |> tremendous speed and precision.
> > 
> > I must remember that!  It is nicely put.
> 
> I couldn't understand it.  (An old Centurion trooper.)

Me neither.  The word "nicely" isn't the first thing it brings to
mind.

Anno



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