[Project_owners] Most useful regular expressions?

Konstantin Svist fry.kun at gmail.com
Wed May 25 23:09:06 EDT 2005

the ones I use most frequently are email/URL/date matching ones...
and then every other string match -- I did a comparison at some point
and noticed that regexp matching was faster than simple string
matching. i should probably retest that, since that was a few years


On 5/25/05, Alex Vincent <ajvincent at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm wondering what regular expressions you guys have hit that were
> just invaluable.  For instance, I wrote /\S/ to detect for
> non-whitespace characters in text nodes.  That proved useful for
> removing whitespace text nodes from XML documents.
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> confirming there are no bugs in your own."
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