On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:53:04 +0000, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> Was the string methods solution that I gave a week or so ago so bad that
> you still think that you need a regex to solve this?
Sometimes regexes are needed, but often Jamie Zawinski is right:
Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know,
I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.
Using the nuclear-powered bulldozer of regular expressions to crack the
peanut of a simple fixed-string matching problem is rarely a good idea.