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Technical explanations

Post by Dave » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:21 pm

This is probably the best, clearest, and most straightforward explanation of a difficult technical topic I've ever read.

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Re: Technical explanations

Post by Just Old Al » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:28 pm

Dave wrote:This is probably the best, clearest, and most straightforward explanation of a difficult technical topic I've ever read.
When you're right you're right - and this guy does have his points.
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Re: Technical explanations

Post by Typeminer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:40 pm

That's the funniest thing I've read since the comments on a YouTube video about Ouija boards. And I wouldn't know a regex if it handed me a pint of ale and dropped its pants. :mrgreen:
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Re: Technical explanations

Post by Dave » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:44 pm

Typeminer wrote:And I wouldn't know a regex if it handed me a pint of ale and dropped its pants. :mrgreen:
Treasure your ignorance.

There's a saying, in my business. A programmer who says "Oh, I've got a problem here. The solution is to use a regex" now has two problems.

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Re: Technical explanations

Post by Typeminer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:53 pm

Dave wrote:Treasure your ignorance.
I do. And the best thing is, they're manufacturing more ignorance every day. Got compound interest beat all to hell. :mrgreen:
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Re: Technical explanations

Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:34 pm

I was already impressed by the post, but I particularly liked what came next:
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Re: Technical explanations

Post by ShneekeyTheLost » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:04 pm

Dave wrote:
Typeminer wrote:And I wouldn't know a regex if it handed me a pint of ale and dropped its pants. :mrgreen:
Treasure your ignorance.

There's a saying, in my business. A programmer who says "Oh, I've got a problem here. The solution is to use a regex" now has two problems.
At a minimum, two problems. Starting with the underlying and fundamental problem of thinking that regex will actually help in some meaningful way in any given situation you are likely to encounter.

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Re: Technical explanations

Post by TazManiac » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:29 am

(I hate coding... but) that was a funny read.

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Re: Technical explanations

Post by Bookworm » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:51 pm

I've used regexes to parse HTML before, but only in a VERY limited sense, and only for very limited needs. Realistically, you're not so much parsing HTML as you're parsing the base text itself, and telling it "Ignore the HTML".
I'll get a life when it's proven and substantiated to be better than what I'm currently experiencing.

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