Regex isn't that tough, but it IS one of those things you need to get
into the rhythm of, and it's very easy to fall out. Every time I
heavily dive back in though, after lots of frustration, you eventually
end up with a lot of elegance and power.

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On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Dewald Pretorius <> wrote:
> I think it might be a better idea to publish the regex code somewhere,
> so that developers can directly include it in their apps if they want
> to.
> If you provide a web service, can I send my users to your email
> address or support system if your regexs reject their tweets as false
> positives? ;-)
> I suck at regex. Regex is for super intelligent beings levitating on a
> much higher and different intellectual stratus than me. So, any kind
> of regex that can be copied and pasted is always very welcome.
> Dewald
> On Oct 8, 6:28 pm, Dave Briccetti <> wrote:
>> I detest tweets like these:
>> just joined a video chat athttp://xxxMake your own video chat 
>> athttp://xxx#xxx
>> just joined a twibe ...
>> I am thinking of starting a repository of regular expressions matching
>> noise-tweets like these, that Twitter clients could query via a Web
>> Service, and the public could contribute to.
>> Is this a good idea?

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