Talk in English - US at PHP North West 2008
Short URL: https://joind.in/talk/ed8dc
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Regular Expression Basics
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It was really good, as an amateur to Regex it was good to see it explained better than any resource I have found online so far.
Learn't a little more than i knew before the talk :)
Helpful talk on regex, cleared up a few issues for me.
Most of the talk was obvious to me - however I didn't know about the named placeholders - obviously $matches is so much better.... *ahem*
It should perhaps have mentioned the problem with $ - in that it can contain a newline - see http://blog.php-security.org/archives/76-Holes-in-most-preg_match-filters.html
Well done. One thing that really stuck to me was the way you can document your regexp by using comments, I had no idea that was possible.
Enjoyable talk, but I felt the examples should have show results of the code a little more than they did.
I know my regexp but thought I'd stick around as iteration always helps - and as GingerDog said - that named placeholder syntax was a surprise so I learned something new too.