SPUG:Question from Damian's talk on embedded code in regex

Chuck Langenberg SeattlePerlFJ92 at Langenberg.Com
Sun Jan 19 12:45:30 CST 2003

Does anybody know for "sure" if there's a 3rd edition of "Mastering
Regular Expressions" by Friedl on the horizon? I've been spoofed
before & I'm not interested in cleaning out any more old inventory.
I took notes when Damian recommended Jeff Friedl's book, and he
specifically mentioned the "Third Edition".
OReilly.Com lists the 2nd Edition. And Amazon only lists the 2nd
edition when you search for "Regular Expressions".
Search Amazon for ISBN# 1565922573 and they return:
Mastering Regular Expressions, Friedl, 1st edition (January 15, 1997).
Search Amazon for ISBN# 0596002890 and they return:
Mastering Regular Expressions, Friedl, 2nd edition (July 15, 2002).
But just because Amazon says July-2002, doesn't mean there's not a
3rd edition in the wings. So does anybody know?
> On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Chris Wilkes wrote:
> > Having not looked into embedding code into regex before Damian's talk on
> > Thursday I tried poking around and looking for docs on it, mainly
> > going off of perlretut's perldoc page.
> If you are very interested, there is an O'Reilly book, "Mastering
> Regular Expressions, second edition" by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl the owl
> book). "Programming Perl, third edition" devotes a section (5.10) to regex
> tricks like m/?{CODE}/. It is important with both books to have the latest
> editions, as the Owl book 1st ed and Camel book 2nd ed. are both notably
> out of date.

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