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dpb
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Re: Question Using Regexpi
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Jul 3, 2013 2:40 PM


On 7/3/2013 1:16 PM, Kevin Ellis wrote: ...
> > Thanks for the help. Both solutions work great. I would have never > figured it out without everyone's help. I think regexpi works great for > easy applications, but when things become more complicated the more I > struggle with it.
RE is a whole other language and one has to learn the syntax to make effective use of it. As noted, I've not attempted to do so which is only a remnant of my having not been willing to spend the time to do it (compounded by what I did learn some of was that built into the old Brief programmers' editor which is close but not quite the same so syntactic tidbits I do recall often aren't quite right, either).
The only real complaint against regexp for complicated expressions and large problem sets is that it can become a bottleneck...




