RE: regex tutorial?

Subject: RE: regex tutorial?
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:13:03 +0000

I'd like to second that sentiment. The tutorial is good as a general primer on the principals of RegEx, but individual programs and applications will vary in the ways regular expressions are created.

For example, in the two main plain text editors I use:
TextPad: ^ as the first character of an RE anchors the expression to the beginning of the line.
EditPlus: ^ as the first character of an RE means none of the enclosed characters may match the target character.

-Brian H.

-----Original Message----- From: Tony Chung

Becca,

Just a caution, too, that while regexp uses fairly common syntax across the board, regexp features may be limited by the processor. The operating system, application, or language you will be using will dictate the regexp that can be used.

-T

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