Subject: Re: PortableAserve should use regular expressions
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 07:11:46 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Marc Spitzer  <> wrote:
| Tim Bradshaw <> 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:>
one sees:

	(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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