Regular Expressions

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • What regular expressions are and why they are useful
  • The anatomy of regular expressions
  • How to use regular expressions in ActionScript 3.0
  • Useful regular expressions
  • Resources for more information about regular expressions

In this chapter, you’ll spend some time looking at regular expressions, a brand-new feature introduced into ActionScript 3.0 that has helped make it a proper, grown-up programming language.

Regular expressions have often been considered something of a dark art, reserved for propeller-heads who eat Perl scripts for breakfast and go back for seconds. Seeing ...

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