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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ha, so it seems the experimental method using a repl is the one which is most used. So what I was doing seems pretty sensible. However, thanks for the links to books etc. I think the experimental method will fare better with some more in-depth background knowledge!

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