Defining re pattern for matching list of numbers
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sat Nov 7 16:14:10 CET 2009
On Fri, 06 Nov 2009 10:16:31 -0800, Chris Rebert wrote:
> Your format seems so simple I have to ask why you're using regexes in
> the first place.
Raymond Hettinger has described some computing techniques as "code
prions" -- programming advice or techniques which are sometimes useful
but often actively harmful.
As useful as regexes are, I think they qualify as code prions too: people
insist on using them in production code, even when a simple string method
or function would do the job far more efficiently and readably.
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