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but I do not believe that assembling your own style by considering various options and choosing those which you consider to be the best for you would be CC

Definitely. That's why I said "the real question is whether the style was created with thought".

they all come at the expense of changing the regex semantics to be different from the standard/default semantics.

"standard/default"? They're not the same. Personally, I use the modifiers only when needed. I need s more often than not, so my standard usage is with s, which is not the default. From what I see, when people don't use s on a regexp that uses ., it rarely would cause no harm to use s, and it's often an error not to use s.

When there are defined standards and well-known semantics, I find it much better to stick with them where possible and only deviate when needed rather than making deviation the default.

When there are defined standards and well-known semantics, I'd love to here about them. There's obviously differences in the standard usage of the modifiers (default vs Damian's, for example), and the semantics are far from constant.


In reply to Re^3: Best practice or cargo cult? by ikegami
in thread Best practice or cargo cult? by robinbowes

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