is one of those things for which I never really took the time to properly understand it. I've always found myself to resort to applying and tweaking existing examples. You know, the programming-as-stackoverflow-searches-approach.

Yesterday's 3 hour rabbit hole trying to get things working without having a good grasp reminded me once again of the folly of that approach. Any good sources you could recommend for learning about regular expressions?

Python-specific is a +


@rra not per se a learning page on regex, but I found (and still find - learning regex feels more like an open ended journey to me) to be tremendously useful in the learning process, as the detailed and realtime visual feedback you get really allows you to get a more plastic feeling of how the very abstract instructions are applied by the regex engine

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