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Avant-Garde Regular Expressions


Don’t settle on being just regular! In this fast-paced talk, you will learn how to create advanced regular expressions, as well as powerful and unconventional nuances to using them.

I will introduce verbose expressions, lookahead assertions, greedy expressions, multi-line expressions, locale-aware expressions and more, with many code examples. I will introduce robust ways to use regular expressions, including named groups and returning matches as an Iterator.

I will briefly highlight multiple-expression design practices, testing, developer tooling, and even historical origins of the name.

Beginner-level regular expression familiarity is assumed. Please join me!


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