SPUG: Summary of last night

Joshua ben Jore twists at gmail.com
Wed May 19 09:53:43 PDT 2010

Hi, I was summarizing last night's meeting for someone and decided it
was a fine thing to just post to all y'all since most of you didn't
attend. The following syntax is Markdown.

== Hiring

A couple people are looking for work. Marchex is hiring.

== The Talk

I gave "three" talks and we went for beer afterward.

* Memory Efficient Perl - http://bit.ly/d0oM7u
* Extending Regular Expression Syntax - http://bit.ly/cVdldY
* The Mystery Talk - http://example.com

=== The summary of the talks are:

* perl is expensive in memory but can become cheap if you treat memory
like a C programmer.
* You can change the grammar used in your regular expressions through
controlled source rewriting. This /can/ be "ok" if you're only
changing the definition of easily parsed things like \w.

My favorite redefinition is changing \w to (?i:[-'a-z]) by applying
http://bit.ly/b5MwbA. I think possibly I would gag if I ever
encountered a use of this in the wild.


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