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Re: Regular expressions are:

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 01, 2009 at 14:06 UTC ( #747299=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Regular expressions are:

Natural laxative :)


Comment on Re: Regular expressions are:
Re^2: Regular expressions are:
by ack (Deacon) on Mar 02, 2009 at 18:19 UTC

    Yeah, verily! Thou doest speaketh the truth as I live it!

    I doth love them; but, verily I say, every time attempth I to use them, I doth get dispeptic bowels. My brain is left feeling empty and without form; a void in nature!

    ack Albuquerque, NM
      Thou needst but one application of ye Magick Leech to re-balance thy Humours.

      Fear not, for I shall invoice thee.

      Thy post, translated into Perl, appeareth thus: @foo[1] = s/bar/baz/;

      Though it seem hard to the lewd, the proper conjugation of most regular verbs followeth certain simple rules, whereby archaic English can be writ without offending the eyes of the learned.

      Write then not "thou dost speaketh", but only "thou dost speak" or "thou speakest". -eth is used only with the third person: "he doth speak", "she speaketh". The first person hath no special ending: "I do speak", "I speak".

      As for regular expressions, they are both a blessing and a curse: they bless, for in them is power and expressivity, and the judicious and skilled use thereof maketh a program to be more pleasant and efficient in both the reading and the running; and yet they curse, for many who would write them lack both skill and judgement, and the result is oft great pain for any who would maintain such code.

      If, as many monks have voted, regexen prove that God exists, then also they must prove that He hath a most wicked sense of humour ...

        Almond Joye hath nuts; 'Zounds, none.

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