[thelist] numeric only regex? [ and one more perhaps?]

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 08:00:10 CDT 2005

> > The thing about regex that makes it hard to grok sometimes is that regex is
> > a patter MATCHING language, not a procedural language.  It searches for
> > matches exclusively, so you have to think "only what is there". It's a
> > great mind twister. I love it.
> Yeah, I *still* don't have my head around it, which I why I struggle with it everytime it comes
> up. I think it's neat, just never have time to play with it.

There is a really cool tool for that, the regex coach:

Together with the OReilly RegExp book it is magic.

Chris Heilmann 
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