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From Diane Holt <>
Subject RE: Ant Regexp wrappers [Re: multiline mode and platform issues]
Date Tue, 29 Jan 2002 18:45:50 GMT
--- Stephane Bailliez <> wrote:
> In Mastering Regular Expressions p. 24(O'Reilly) Jeffrey Friedl says:
> "As you might guess, using the full phrase 'regular expression' can get
> a bit tiring particulary in writing. Instead, I normally use 'regex'.
> It just rolls right off the tongue (it rythmes with 'FedEx') and is
> amenable to a variety of uses like 'when you regex...' "budding
> regexers', and even "regexification"*.
> * You might also come accross 'regexp'. I recommend eschewing this
> unpronounceable blot on english."
> native english people to the rescue ? speak up :)

As a native English-speaking person, I not only don't mind "regexp", I
prefer it -- if for no other reason than to lessen the possibility of
people coming up with dumb made-up words like "regexification" :)



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