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Re: poll ideas quest 2009

by VinsWorldcom (Prior)
on Mar 11, 2009 at 19:50 UTC ( #750006=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to poll ideas quest 2009

Maybe more interesting than reading 'regex' itself is how to you read an actual regex? For example:

$_ !~ /^((\d+\!)*\d+([\,\-]\d+)*:\d+([\,\-]\d+)*(\;)?)+$/

Is that "dollar sign underscore space exclamation point tilde space forward slash caret open parenthesis ..."

Or do you abbreviate: "dollar underscore bang twiddle slash hat paren ..."

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2009
by Porculus (Hermit) on Mar 23, 2009 at 08:53 UTC
    Am I the only person here whose mind was so warped by a childhood exposure to BASIC that he still pronounces $ as "string"? ;)
      I still do, too. *blush*
      لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2009
by Ish (Acolyte) on Mar 26, 2009 at 01:39 UTC
    I don't mean to get all technical on you but surely you mean squiggly, not twiddle?
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2009
by Jenda (Abbot) on Jun 10, 2009 at 11:45 UTC

    What was the last time you actually read a regex?

    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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