Regex madness

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems.Jamie Zawinski

If you have an idle moment to spare, read this post by Frank van Puffelen and the ensuing discussion between him and Alan Moore.

NB. I don’t want to pick on them; it’s just impressive how mind-bogglingly complex regular expressions can become even for simple tasks.

About Daniel Tiggemann

Software-developer living in Cologne, Germany. Was once a physicist, specialized in computer simulations and parallel programming. Now more into JavaScript, web frontend development, and especially mobile computing.
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