[FM Discuss] I have finished editing Introduction to the Command Line
echerlin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 23:19:50 PDT 2009
On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 8:05 PM, Andy Oram <andyo at oreilly.com> wrote:
> In a marathon writing session, I went ahead and added a whole section on Regular Expressions. It needs to be proofed now, although I tested everything non-trivial:
> Now I remember what makes these sections a bitch to write. Every tool implements regexes a little differently, and some things make no sense in grep or other simple tools.
Oh, yeah. Have you seen kregexpeditor? It is the standard KDE way to
handle regexes, with a graphical tool for composing them. Very
pleasant. But now we have a whole new family of __Unicode__ regex
definitions, with an amazing number of overlapping character classes.
And don't forget, in some languages, such as Turkish, uppercasing and
lowercasing are not inverse operations. Fun for the whole human
> I did a quick look at everything else and marked everything "complete" (except for Perl, whose author marked it incomplete, but I think it's actually ready to publish).
I think it needs a good proofreading, and some harmonization of styles
for things like command arguments and quoting. I am certain that the
Glossary needs updating for the new material.
> Of course, some sections weren't written or were kind of rough; I left them in the "unpublished" state.
> I want to get away from this book now. I love it, but I need to focus on CiviCRM and other things. Besides tomorrow is the first seder.
I need to focus on Turtle Art for Math and Science. And I owe Andy an
e-mail on the books he sent me.
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