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Re: Regular Expressions

"Pavel A. Romashkin" wrote:
> Wouldn't it be easier to analyse a byte array with more human-readible
> functions, than those beautiful regular expressions you guys brought up?
> Cheers,
> Pavel

Oh no! Pavel! That would mean to take all the fun out of it! Just
imagine IDL got rid of all the quirks we spend so much time musing
upon in this group. Wouldn't that be boring (and David would be out of
bread and butter, too). With regular expressions, it's a similar
thing: they are brain sport! Somewhere I read that people who train
their brain regularily have a better chance of avoiding dementia later
on. So, where's the weekly regular expression contest?



PS: As far as I know, emacs is nothing else than a smart and well
balanced collection of regular expressions ;-)

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