On 1 d. 08, at 14:52, Kyle Schmitt wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Kyle Schmitt  
> <kyleaschmitt / gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just wanted to mention another way of combining regexes that may
>> help you stay sane: union.
>>
>> #You write each regex nice and simple like..
>> startswith=/~23430000/
>> codered=/CodeRed/
>>
>> #Then combine them to a complex one
>> combined_regex=Regexp.union(startswith,codered)
>>
>> When you've got to build up some large regular expressions, this can
>> be a godsend, especially when revisiting code you haven't looked  
>> at in
>> awhile.
>>
>> --Kyle
>
> Scratch that, not thinking clearly!  This is to match startswith OR
> codered, not necessarily both.
>
> Still, I maintain that this is a way of staying sane with complex  
> regexes :)
>