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Re^3: Regex to get everything before first /

by davido (Cardinal)
on Jun 06, 2011 at 20:43 UTC ( #908366=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Regex to get everything before first /
in thread Regex to get everything before first /

I see a difference between explaining what I'm doing to someone who was having difficulty with a fairly straightforward regexp, in the context of a learning environment, and producing clear, concise, readable code in a non-instructional environment. A novella to an experienced user may be useful guidance to someone with less familiarity on the topic.

It could also be said that YAPE::Regex::Explain produces too much explanation. Yet when it's requested, it's available. Should someone comment the trivial in a normal script (whatever normal means)? No. Could excessive comments be helpful in the context of describing how a specific segment of code works to someone who has requested instruction? Yes.

Anyway, the code and comments were provided with the intent of being helpful, and I believe that goal was probably accomplished.


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Re^4: Regex to get everything before first /
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 11, 2015 at 19:47 UTC
    Thanks Dave. It is helpful and understood. I hate code explanations that are packed with shortcuts and tricks that obfuscate the concept.
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