…That's what a buddy of mine (who is in fact more than six years old) told me recently.
Here's an equivalent (albeit much more flexible and efficient ) jibe, in regex:
This is just an attempt at über-geeky regex humor.
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Dude…you need a hobby. Really. You’ve got *WAY* too much idle time… 🙂
Heh. That may be, but this only took a few minutes of my idle time, and part of that was just looking up the character code for love. 😛 For the record, the RegexBuddy-style color coding thing is automated.
People who fully understand the pattern (it uses a conditional, atomic group, etc.) will probably get a bit of a kick out of the implementation, though I already gave away the meaning.
With blog posts like this, I’m afraid Steve won’t be marrying anyone or thing for a long time.
Ah, but regexers get the best groupies.
Steve, you promised marriage. Bowen, thank you.
“regular expressions”, “regular expression”, “regex”, “regexp”, “regexes”, ok, but what’s “regexen”?
The Anglo-Saxon, abbreviated, plural form. 🙂 I didn’t invent it.
1. My love of regex is not abnormal compared to you!
2. You love regex yet are not mainly a Perl coder??
@Lizzy: I’ve never touched Perl. However, I am quite familiar with its regex flavor.
This this has been getting a fair amount of StumbleUpon traffic recently for some reason, so I’ll note that for the sake of deriving some kind of meaning, I suggest you read the regex pattern as “If match ‘you’, match ‘[heart] regular expressions’, then place ‘you’ and ‘regular expressions’ in an atomic group; otherwise end the match”. It would match a string like “You♥RegexYouRegex”.