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    Macintosh How much work do I need to do to become good at regex in php?

    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?


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


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    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.

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    Yeah good point, I had many a good hour spent on the mega drive, playstation, x-box, pc etc


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    If you have good memories of those times, it was worth it.

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    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.


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    You cherish them and move onward.


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