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When Regular Expressions Go Bad

Published on: Author: Michael

As a compiler guy I’m very comfortable with “standard” regular expressions (REs).  After all scanners for compilers are predominantly written using regular grammars (of which REs are derived).  REs have been around since the early days of computers and yet are still not truly standardized.  Each implementation adds its own twists and rules.  As a result… Continue reading When Regular Expressions Go Bad