Re: C in Science and Engineering...
Nick Keighley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 6 June, 19:52, Tim Streater <timstrea...@waitrose.com> wrote:
> > Perl is too full of regexes and funny symbols to be, in general,
> > readable and understandable.
> that was exactly my reaction to C when I first saw it. I'm a former
> Pascal programmer.
I got off Pascal as soon as I possibly could, but I was disappointed by
some parts of C when I started to use it in about 1085. But it was the
best game in town at the time, and were I to again be doing what I was
doing at that time, I'd probably use it again.
> Hell, I'm not even that big a fan of Perl. But in its own niche it's
> excellent. If I want to match regexps how do I do it? Is there a C
> library that does this without using arcane symbols?
My solution to regexps is not to do them.
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