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Escellent coverage of a surprisingly complex topic,
This review is from: Mastering Regular Expressions: Powerful Techniques for Perl and Other Tools (Nutshell Handbook) (Paperback)
I bought this book so as to answer a couple of simple questions about regular expressions. I then found it surprisingly readable, and read it for pleasure.
The subject matter is difficult, largely because different regex engines work in subtly different ways - this is all clearly covered.
Above all, Friedl avoids the irritating patronising style of so many authors of computer books.
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Initial post: 18 Dec 2008 17:34:08 GMT
Frann Leach says:
I agree completely. I had been wrestling with a complex regular expression for days before I ordered this book. After it arrived, by the time I was halfway through I was able to solve the problem at the 1st attempt.
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