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Re^3: Regex help needed

by AnomalousMonk (Chancellor)
on Apr 23, 2012 at 18:44 UTC ( #966662=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Regex help needed
in thread Regex help needed

... I'm still hesitant to post regexp responses until after I've tested them ...

I'd go farther than that. My experience is that whenever I do not test a regex, no matter how simple it may seem, it's guaranteed to be wrong! It's like some kind of corollary of Murphy's Law. For me, regular expressions are the most counter-intuitive concept in CS (or in C-what-we-laughingly-refer-to-as-S). I think I have a fairly good understanding of regexes and a fair body of experience with them, but I would never trust my untested opinion.

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