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 +

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@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) regex101.com/ 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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