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Nate's preference

by gods
on Sep 08, 1999 at 12:14 UTC ( #487=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I would prefer to hack on a program that is about ten lines long, and I'd rather write than read regex.

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RE: Nate's preference
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 30, 1999 at 08:58 UTC
    Ain't that the truth. I'm just reading Mastering Regular Expressions and they really look bitchier whilst reading than writing. Maybe its just because you know what the hell its supposed to do while the unwitting reading is clueless :P
RE: Nate's preference
by setantae (Scribe) on Jan 09, 2000 at 01:49 UTC
    I'll second that. I have Mastering Regular Expressions open on my desk right now, and it's not looking very friendly. However, I don't believe it's really intended as a reference manual, and once I've read through it a couple more times then I'm going to just know the majority of what's in it.
    Saying that, the hard work in reading it is already paying off...
RE: Nate's preference
by BBQ (Deacon) on Jan 15, 2000 at 03:59 UTC
    Don't any of you use the /X so that you can actualy keep up with what your doing? :oP

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