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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I thought the article was important enough to post but I have to confess, I've never run into the problems shown in the article. I've even written my own (simple) regex matcher in C without running into those problems. Maybe this is an example of Jamie Zawinski's

    Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I'll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems.

    or Abraham Maslow's:

    If you only have a hammer then you treat everything like a nail.

    Sometimes, you really don't want to use regexes...