Regular expressions are such a powerful tool for manipulating text and data that anyone who uses a computer can benefit from them. Composed of a mixture of symbols and text, regular expressions can be an outlet for creativity, for brilliant programming, and for the elegant solution. While a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill, all there is to know about them fills a very large volume, and you don't always have time to thumb through hundreds of pages each time a question arises. The answer is the Regular Expression Pocket Reference. Concise and easy-to-use, this little book is the portable companion to Mastering Regular Expressions.
This handy guide offers programmers a complete overview of the syntax and semantics of regular expressions that are at the heart of every text-processing application. Ideal as an introduction for beginners and a quick reference for advanced programmers, Regular Expression Pocket Reference is a comprehensive guide to regular expression APIs for C, Perl, PHP,Java, .NET, Python, vi, and the POSIX regular expression libraries.
O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among programmers everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point and need to get to a solution quickly, the new Regular Expression Pocket Reference is the book you'll want to have.
Table of contents
1. Regular Expression Pocket Reference
- 1.1. About This Book
- 1.2. Introduction to Regexes and Pattern Matching
- 1.3. Perl 5.8
- 1.4. Java (java.util.regex)
- 1.5. .NET and C#
- 1.6. Python
- 1.7. PCRE Lib
- 1.8. PHP
- 1.9. vi Editor
- 1.11. Shell Tools
- About the Author
- Title: Regular Expression Pocket Reference
- Release date: August 2003
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9780596004156
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