On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 06:08:11PM +0900, Gene Tani wrote:
> 
> Vladimir Agafonkin wrote:
> > Jim wrote:
> >
> > > The Ruby User's Guide has a small script to highlight regular
> > > expression patterns. I found it quite helpful for visualizing regex's,
> > > especially while learning them.
> > >
> > > http://www.ruby-doc.org/docs/UsersGuide/rg/
> >
> >
> > There's also a small tool (GUI) bundled with Ruby Development Tools for
> > Eclipse that does just that. Quite useful.
> >
> > --
> > Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
> 
> some other things that might help
> http://www.weitz.de/regex-coach/
> http://samuelfullman.com/team/php/tools/regular_expression_tester_p2.php
> http://www.regular-expressions.info/python.html
> 

The clearest explanation I recall seeing was . . . I think it was
chapter seven in Learning Perl (I have 2nd Ed.: later editions might
have it in a different chapter for all I know).  Yes, I know, it's Perl
and not Ruby -- but that doesn't mean it's not useful knowledge.

-- 
Chad Perrin [ CCD CopyWrite | http://ccd.apotheon.org ]

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