Funny quote ripped off the Hanselman's weblog. I like regex, but always worry about the maintainability. I think named captures help.
I'd love to know who "owns" that quote. First time I heard it was when Raymond Chen wrote in on Eric Gunnerson's blog a while back:blogs.msdn.com/.../79909.aspx#80053">blogs.msdn.com/.../79909.aspx#80053
The original quote came from Jamie Zawinski (Who worked on Netscape)"Some people, when confronted with a problem, think 'I know, I'll use regular expressions'. Now they have two problems."Here is the original source:http://www.jwz.org/hacks/marginal.html">http://www.jwz.org/hacks/marginal.html
But what else would you use for a legitimate text processing question?
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