Regex is a complete mystery for me. I know the basics and with enough trial and error I can generate the pattern I need, but it’s a lot of guesswork. For things like regex, I always wanted a way to just ask my Alexa or Google Home device to help me out.
LOL I may have to buy one of those units now!
Same here, i recall back in my as3 days every so often it i had a question here on kirupa forums, someone would post a magical regex that fixed it. Its probably one of the only confirmed solution to a problem i never stopped to at least partially understand.
I recall really trying to learn regex in AS3. It was often frustrating but also a lot of fun.
This thread is really inspiring me to go back and really learn regex now!
I’ve been lately using regex in react components where I’m bringing in external data, and metadata where I may need to separate some things out, especially HTML elements, images, etc. Always fun when an npm package gets an update which may all of a sudden break one’s regex. You should see my regex for verifying a person’s name in a form… lol
Funny I just bought a book about a week ago on regex…