SPUG: Regular Expression
dblanchard at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 13:43:01 PDT 2005
My favorite online reference is http://www.regular-expressions.info/
which covers more material for more environments than I can fathom.
On 7/7/05, aaron salo <aaron at activox.com> wrote:
> William T wrote:
> >I've only every used 'perldoc perlre'. It is a reference and a bit terse, but I
> >don't think that I've ever needed to look elsewhere.
> And just to address any lurkers who may be at the completely opposite
> end of the spectrum from the core Friedl demographic, if you're just
> starting to get your feet wet in this stuff I can highly recommend
> *ahem* Perl for Dummies, by Paul Hoffman, *ISBN:* 0-7645-3750-4.
> If you are coming to Perl from another so-called language, or just need
> enough info to get your motor started, this book will get the job done
> to teach you basic regex, including matching, replacements, etc -- as
> well as some very clear simple info on other perlish ops, probably
> enough for you to figure out the rest through experimentation as you
> travel towards Conwayism.
> I have handed out dozens of copies of this book to people of various
> backgrounds over the years and still see the dogeared copies on their
> bookshelves with legions of sticky notes wedged into the pages. Good
> simple quick reference. No animals were harmed in making this
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