[398] Mastering Regular Expressions

Speakers
Eric Van Buggenhaut
Language english
Lecture Documentation
http://people.debian.org/~ericvb/speeches/regexp
Room Saal 2
Time Day 1, 11:00h
Duration 1 hour

Description

Regular expressions offer a set of symbols and sintactic elements that are used to match patterns of text. Search and search/replace if one the usual job regexes are used for, but they can also serve in a wider range of situations, like testing certain conditions within text streams. Regexes are extremely powerful and are implemented in web search engines, text editors, lenguages such as awk, elisp, perl, python, tcl, php, c, c++ ... as well as in vi, Delphi, Emacs among others.

This is a workshop to help participants learning and writing well-shaped and effective regular expressions, so that they can spend less time on repeated boring tasks and more time on playing TuxRacer.