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Re: Mastering Regular Expressions

by martin (Friar)
on Feb 04, 2006 at 17:49 UTC ( #527965=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Mastering Regular Expressions

One nice feature of the book (both editions) should also be mentioned here: Its singularly ingenious typesetting.

Using a sophisticated but quite intuitive notation the author maintains always a clear picture of what portion of an expression or position in a string he is talking about, where exactly literal space characters occur, what matches what, which parentheses belong together, and so on.

This is a significant factor in keeping the discussion of such complex matters concise and straightforward. I have yet to see other technical writing reaching the same level of clarity through just the right kind of typesetting.

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