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Re: Cygwin bash regexp matching doesn't treat "\b" properly
- From: Dave Korn <dave dot korn dot cygwin at googlemail dot com>
- To: The Leaning Toothpicks of Pisa <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 20:13:41 +0000
- Subject: Re: Cygwin bash regexp matching doesn't treat "\b" properly
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Jamie Zawinski <jwz@netscape> wrote on Tue, 12 Aug 1997 13:16:22 -0700:
> Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know,
> I'll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems.
Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> pcregrep - a grep with Perl-compatible regular expressions.
Now you have *three* problems(*).
(*) - And I'm being pretty kind to Perl(**) by only counting it as /one/ problem.
(**) - Perl: it's not so much a programming language, more a syndrome.