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Re^3: perl typecasting

by papidave (Monk)
on Feb 06, 2008 at 13:41 UTC ( #666548=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: perl typecasting
in thread perl typecasting

Junkie,

Regular expressions may seem awkward at first, but keep at it! Your efforts will pay off in the long run. Perl is a far more powerful language for having them, and you'll be able to do many more things, easier, for being able to use them.

The Camel (Programming Perl, Wall/Christiansen/Orwant) has a good chapter on Pattern Matching; you can also use 'perldoc perlre' to get an overview. Neither one is probably ideal for a total regexp newbie, however. I learned RE syntax from years of using sed, awk, and vi, so I can't recommend any specific introductory books (although many exist).

-dave

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[choroba]: That still doesn't make it offensive
[LanX]: of course not
[LanX]: it's pretty ironic if you know the character
choroba likes the movie
[choroba]: Lady_Aleena Do you really need to say "WorldBuilder" after having said "WorldBuilding"?
[LanX]: have to watch it again :)
[Lady_Aleena]: choroba, the tables in that group of modules is from the World Builder's Guidebook, so I thought it best to add the name of the book to the name of the module.

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