Talk:1171: Perl Problems

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There's actually a double joke here: The song "99 Problems" is by Jay-Z, and the regex joke is by jwz.
 
There's actually a double joke here: The song "99 Problems" is by Jay-Z, and the regex joke is by jwz.
 
--[[Special:Contributions/173.8.183.86|173.8.183.86]] 08:33, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
 
--[[Special:Contributions/173.8.183.86|173.8.183.86]] 08:33, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
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I don't understand why so many people have problems with regular expressions. They are really easy ... compared to gramatics or turing machines. :-)
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(Of course, it is good idea to verify that the problem you are trying to solve with regular expressions IS regular. While perl is sometimes capable of doing stuff outside real regular expressions, it's rarely worth it.) -- [[User:Hkmaly|Hkmaly]] ([[User talk:Hkmaly|talk]]) 10:23, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

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The punchline is in reference to this oft-quoted joke by jwz:

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems. - Jamie Zawinski

There's actually a double joke here: The song "99 Problems" is by Jay-Z, and the regex joke is by jwz. --173.8.183.86 08:33, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

I don't understand why so many people have problems with regular expressions. They are really easy ... compared to gramatics or turing machines. :-) (Of course, it is good idea to verify that the problem you are trying to solve with regular expressions IS regular. While perl is sometimes capable of doing stuff outside real regular expressions, it's rarely worth it.) -- Hkmaly (talk) 10:23, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

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