More Perl regex stuff in E
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 10:19:12 -0700
From: Chip Morningstar <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, April 16, 1999 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: More Perl regex stuff in E
>>Here's a readability test: By reading this code, can you easily tell what
>>syntax it parses?
>Ick. No I can't. I probably could but it would be a puzzle-solving
>guess regular expressions are basically a write-only notation. The
>line-broken-and-commented form that somebody mentioned would be better.
I am convinced that regex was invented by the same people who invented APL.
conspiracy. And the enemies of readability and maintainability are winning
Massive commentary and short expressions are the last bunkers of defense we