Fun:Regular expression

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Regular expression is a term used to describe a standardized approach to text processing, searching and alternation. It is used in several common software packages and several programming languages, the least of which is not PHP and Perl which all the mediawiki code and bots are written in.

Its supposed amazing flexibility and power is curtailed by its absolutely mind numbing and idiosyncratic syntax.

m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi; m/[All work] and .. [play](.*?)me insane/gi;