Marc Spitzer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Tim Bradshaw <email@example.com> writes:
| > Somewhere there's a quote, isn't there: you have a problem, so you try
| > to solve it with regexps: now you have two problems.
| I recall Jamie Zawinski's quote:
| "Sometimes a hacker has a problem, and he thinks to himself 'I know,
| I'll solve it with a regular expression!'. Now he has two problems."
Yup. Halfway down this page <URL:http://www.jwz.org/hacks/marginal.html>
(Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ``I know,
I'll use regular expressions.'' Now they have two problems.)
Some say it was originally posted by him in comp.lang.emacs, which
probably explains its position on this page. ;-}
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