Saturday, June 23, 2007

Flashback to regex'es

Sorry for the lack of updates in the past week. Normally I'd blame work, but in this case it wasn't unusually busy there. Actually my lack of updates has been caused by the amount of feedback I've gotten on one of my earlier posts.

The post is about optimizing regular expressions, one of the last black arts of programming. And this black art is mostly lost on me. Luckily one of our readers seems very fluent with regex'es and has been extremely helpful. Unfortunately I haven't yet gotten all the kinks out yet while integrating it into the project, but his suggestions seem to improve performance immensely.

If you want to know more, follow the link above and see how it plays out. If you don't care about regular expressions; I am busy writing a next regular post. It should be up later today or early tomorrow.

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