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Re: Regular Expressions

"Wayne Landsman" <landsman@mpb.gsfc.nasa.gov> wrote in message
> Of course, one should probably add an English comment to the use of STRGEX
> ; Find the substring beginning with an "=", followed by any number
> ; of characters, followed by a quote, followed by any number of
> ; characters (including double quotes) up to the last single quote.
> ; Extract from this substring all characters between the first
> ; and last single quotes.

So, you're saying that STREGEX is a good thing because (like HISTOGRAM) it
allows you to write code in which the executable statements are several
times shorter than the comments required to explain them?

Mark Hadfield
m.hadfield@niwa.cri.nz  http://katipo.niwa.cri.nz/~hadfield
National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research