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Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They have spread like wildfire in recent years, now offered as standard features in Perl, Java, VB.NET and C# (and any language using the .NET Framework), PHP, Python, Ruby, Tcl, MySQL, awk, Emacs, and many other popular tools and languages. If you don't use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you'll appreciate this book's unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage. If you think you know all you need to know about regular expressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener. In spite their wide availability, flexibility, and unparalleled power, regular expressions are frequently underutilized. Regular expressions allow you to code complex and subtle text processing that you never imagined could be automated. Regular expressions can save you time and aggravation. They can be used to craft elegant solutions to a wide range of problems. A command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill. Yet what is power in the hands of an expert can be fraught with peril for the unwary.

Mastering Regular Expressions will help you navigate the minefield to becoming an expert. Once you've mastered regular expressions, they'll become an invaluable part of your toolkit. You will wonder how you ever got by without them. Mastering Regular Expressions, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated to include all the new features of Perl 5.8, as well as several other languages, including Java, VB.NET, C#, Python, JavaScript, Tcl, and Ruby. Written in the lucid, entertaining tone that made a complex, dry topic crystal-clear to thousands of programmers, and sprinkled with solutions to complex real-world problems, Mastering Regular Expressions offers a wealth information that you can put to immediate use. Topics include:

  • A comparison of features among different versions of many languages and tools
  • How the regular expression engine works
  • Optimization (major savings available here!)
  • Matching just what you want, but not what you don't want
  • Sections and chapters on individual languages

Synopsis:

This volume has been updated to include all the new features of Perl 5, 8, as well as several other languages, including Java, VB. NET, C#, Python, JavaScript, Tcl, and Ruby. It offers solutions to complex real-world problems and features information that can be put to immediate use.

Synopsis:

A tutorial and reference to using the technique of regular expressions to facilitate the handling of text and data in Perl and other scripting languages, editors such as Emacs and programming environments including Delphi and Visual C++, and specialized tools such as and Expect. This workbook assumes the reader has experience on a computer but no programming knowledge.

Synopsis:

Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools, including Perl, Java, VB.NET and C# (and any language using the .NET Framework), PHP, Python, Ruby, Tcl, MySQL, awk, and Emacs. If you don't use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you'll appreciate this book's unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage. If you think you know all you need to know about regular expressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener. A command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill. Yet what is power in the hands of an expert can be fraught with peril for the unwary. "Mastering Regular Expressions will help you navigate the minefield to becoming an expert.

About the Author

Jeffrey Friedl was raised in the countryside of Rootstown, Ohio, and had aspirations of being an astronomer until one day he noticed a TRS-80 Model I sitting unused in the corner of the chem lab (bristling with a full 16K of RAM, no less). He eventually began using Unix (and regular expressions) in 1980, and earned degrees in Computer Science from Kent (BS) and the University of New Hampshire (MS). He did kernel development for Omron Corporation in Kyoto, Japan for eight years before moving in 1997 to Silicon Valley to apply his regular-expression know-how to financial news and data for a little-known company called "Yahoo!"

When faced with the daunting task of filling his copious free time, Jeffrey enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and basketball with friends at Yahoo!, programming his house, and feeding the squirrels and jays in his back yard. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Fumie, and preparing for the Fall 2002 release of their first "software project" together.

Table of Contents

CopyrightDedicationPrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to Regular ExpressionsChapter 2: Extended Introductory ExamplesChapter 3: Overview of Regular Expression Features and FlavorsChapter 4: The Mechanics of Expression ProcessingChapter 5: Practical Regex TechniquesChapter 6: Crafting an Efficient ExpressionChapter 7: PerlChapter 8: JavaChapter 9: .NETAbout the AuthorColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596002893
Author:
Friedl, Jeffrey E. F.
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Location:
Beijing
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Electronic data processing
Subject:
Java (Computer program language)
Subject:
Programming languages (electronic computers)
Subject:
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Subject:
Perl (computer program language)
Subject:
Computer programming
Subject:
Programming Languages.
Subject:
Text processing
Subject:
.NET;C#;Java;JavaScript;PHP;Perl;Python;Ruby;Tcl;VB;Visual Basic;programming;regex;regexp;regular expressions
Subject:
.NET;C#;Java;JavaScript;PHP;Perl;Python;Ruby;Tcl;VB;Visual Basic;prog
Subject:
ramming;regex;regexp;regular expressions
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Nutshell Handbook
Series Volume:
nr 5
Publication Date:
20020726
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 1.2 in 1.7 lb

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages

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Product details 496 pages O'Reilly & Associates - English 9780596002893 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This volume has been updated to include all the new features of Perl 5, 8, as well as several other languages, including Java, VB. NET, C#, Python, JavaScript, Tcl, and Ruby. It offers solutions to complex real-world problems and features information that can be put to immediate use.
"Synopsis" by ,
A tutorial and reference to using the technique of regular expressions to facilitate the handling of text and data in Perl and other scripting languages, editors such as Emacs and programming environments including Delphi and Visual C++, and specialized tools such as and Expect. This workbook assumes the reader has experience on a computer but no programming knowledge.
"Synopsis" by , Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools, including Perl, Java, VB.NET and C# (and any language using the .NET Framework), PHP, Python, Ruby, Tcl, MySQL, awk, and Emacs. If you don't use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you'll appreciate this book's unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage. If you think you know all you need to know about regular expressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener. A command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill. Yet what is power in the hands of an expert can be fraught with peril for the unwary. "Mastering Regular Expressions will help you navigate the minefield to becoming an expert.
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