in reply to poll ideas quest 2009

How do you regularly express "regular expressions"?

Communication is weird. Communication, when one party has no idea what the other means, is weirder. Everyone (well, maybe not everyone) I meet has a different way of saying the phrase 'regular expressions'. How do you?

I pronounce them 'regex' with a soft g (as in "Lawliet is a prodigy"). I didn't include the letter pronunciation because it would take up too much room (~15 options) and I think I meant this to be communicating online, not in real life. Although, maybe another poll could be how you say them aloud ;D

And you didn't even know bears could type.

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2009
by procura (Beadle) on Jan 08, 2009 at 13:18 UTC

    Of course there should also be

    • What is a regular expression?

    though it comes close to being between "line noise" and "Other"

      Allow me to rephrase that...

      Regular expressions are:

      • A sign that God exists
      • What you need
      • What makes Perl so strong
      • Ergo, they think
      • A sure way to get shot in the foot
      • Line noise
      • An abomination of nature
        • A tool that turns one problem into two problems

        ... to paraphrase an old regex joke.

        This needs an “all of the above” option.

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2009
by moritz (Cardinal) on Jan 08, 2009 at 13:20 UTC
    • I don't use m/Reg\w+\b/ at all
      No Regards, no Regainings, no Regimes, no Regions, no Registers, no Regressions, no Regrets, no Regrouping, no Regularities, no Regulations?
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2009
by fernandes (Monk) on May 12, 2009 at 22:06 UTC
    You could add "Klene's algebra".
poll ideas quest 2009
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