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Training non-programmers in Perl regexpsby young_stu (Beadle)
|on Jul 09, 2005 at 02:05 UTC||Need Help??|
young_stu has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm working on a big data-munging project, and need to train some of our staff to write perl regular expressions in order to search for patterns in text.
These folks I'll be training have zero prior coding experience (in Perl or otherwise) and zero interest in learning to code. But they've told me they're willing to learn what I told them was "just one part" (hm...) of the Perl language so that we can get our job done faster and better.
So what I'm going to try to do is to teach them how to write regexps and nothing else. Has anyone ever tried something like this? If so, any tips? Are there any regexp tutorials out there that explain regular expressions in a way that abstracts from all other aspects of Perl?