[nycbug-talk] A Question in Advance of the November Meeting on Regexes

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Sun Nov 3 13:13:55 EST 2013

James E Keenan:
> On the announce list I read:
> "November 6 2013
> Regular Expressions Fundamentals, Moe Nasser
> ...
> This meeting will cover regex basics, and based on audience
> participation, it may go well beyond."
> So let me pose this question to Moe in advance:
> I principally write software in Perl, so I am very familiar with regular
> expressions themselves.  Very occasionally, however, I have written
> command-line programs which pipe a string to 'sed' for pattern matching,
> and I've even used (or maintained) 'system' commands within Perl
> programs that involve piping to 'sed' or 'awk' for pattern matching.
> Do you have any guidelines or rules of thumb for when you would use one
> language's regexes versus another's?
> (There was one point several years ago when I benchmarked a use of Perl
> regexes versus sed regexes, but I don't think the results were conclusive.)
> Thank you very much.
> Jim Keenan


Make sure Moe gets this.

And thanks James... we need more pre-meeting discussion in general.


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