Dissertation Writers: Composing and Using Regular Expressions

Dissertation Writers: Composing and Using Regular Expressions

Composing and Using Regular Expressions

Regular expressions became popular with the introduction of the UNIX operating system in 1960s and its text processing tools such as grep and ed.

  1. Define regular expressions and explain their purpose.
  2. Provide at least three (3) examples which demonstrate the way regular expressions work.
  3. Examine the shortcomings of regular expressions and describe at least two (2) situations where using them might be inappropriate.