From: Padraig Brady (padraig at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Tue 11 Jun 2002 - 11:15:04 IST
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:
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:
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