Padraig Brady's [padraig at antefacto.com] 26 lines of wisdom included:
> David Golden wrote:
> >> b.t.w., I'm told O'Reilly's sed & awk book (or is it awk & sed?)
> >> is good .... I cannot vouch for that book myself, as I learned
> >> sed (and awk) the hard way.
> > It is good, so is "Mastering Regular Expressions" - which is probably
> > better, in fact, and covers a lot of the same ground, but deals with
> > regular expressions in other software too. Such as the frankly terrifying
> > (but cool) ones in perl.
>> They can't be that good if they're going to change them in Perl 6:
>http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2002/06/04/apo5.html> Basically Larry's admitting the the current situation
> (at least for regular expressions) is an unreadable mess.
> I think he's trying to turn it into Python :-)
> The previous 4 Apocalypses are here:
Unreadable mess, yes. However PCRE I find are more powerful than
their POSIX counterparts.
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