The Regex Story

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Fri Apr 9 13:18:56 CEST 2010


Tim Chase, 08.04.2010 16:23:
> Lie Ryan wrote:
>> Why am I seeing a lot of this pattern lately:
>>
>> OP: Got problem with string
>> +- A: Suggested a regex-based solution
>> +- B: Quoted "Some people ... regex ... two problems."
>>
>> or
>>
>> OP: Writes some regex, found problem
>> +- A: Quoted "Some people ... regex ... two problems."
>> +- B: Supplied regex-based solution, clean one
>> +- A: Suggested PyParsing (or similar)
>
> There are some problem-classes for which regexps are the *right*
> solution, and I don't see as much of your example dialog in those cases.

Obviously. People rarely complain about problems that are easy to solve 
with the solution at hand.

Stefan




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