2010-10-20, 07:28 PM
What does the word "regex" refer to when you're talking about computing?
2010-10-21, 06:23 AM
regular expressions, also referred to as regex or regexp, provide a concise and flexible means for matching strings of text, such as particular characters, words, or patterns of characters. A regular expression is written in a formal language that can be interpreted by a regular expression processor, a program that either serves as a parser generator or examines text and identifies parts that match the provided specification.
Regular expression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expression)