View Full Version : How much work do I need to do to become good at regex in php?

11-09-2007, 12:55 PM
In general, how much work do I need to do to become good at regex in php if I am familiar with it in Java?

11-09-2007, 01:29 PM
kind of a strange question.
i would guess as long as it takes for you to remember the syntax.
and of course the more you use it, and faster you will learn it.

11-09-2007, 03:53 PM
If you're already familiar with regex, specifically perl-compatible regex, then it shouldn't be very hard to learn the small nuances in php. Just read the manual pages, they're pretty straight forward.

11-09-2007, 03:58 PM
These kind of questions are interesting, and always remind me of someone's signature here.

Teach me how to be an engineer, I don't care if it takes all day!

Learning is different for everyone.

11-15-2007, 03:55 PM
lol, the trouble is I'm pressed for time and spent much of my past life playing computer games when I should have been learning to program them.

11-15-2007, 03:59 PM
It's called growing older. You realize that maybe you shouldn't have spent all your time playing games. But if you had fun, then that is all that matters. ;)

11-15-2007, 04:01 PM
Yeah good point, I had many a good hour spent on the mega drive, playstation, x-box, pc etc

11-15-2007, 04:02 PM
If you have good memories of those times, it was worth it.

11-15-2007, 04:12 PM
Yeah, but now what do I do with them? They are partly used motivation for me to do everything in my power to be just as happy as I was then and even happier! Which am btw.

11-15-2007, 04:13 PM
You cherish them and move onward.