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Do you use regular expressions in your apps?

Survey period: 11 Jan 2021 to 18 Jan 2021

A massive time saving shortcut that provides code efficiency, or an efficient way to introduce errors. A tool is only as good as the hands that wield it.

OptionVotes% 
Yes, often475.69
Yes, when appropriate40849.39
Yes, when I'm being lazy or it's just easier414.96
Yes, if there's no other option16219.61
No, never.10913.20
I have not, but maybe I will. Maybe...597.14



 
GeneralParser Generation Pin
Alois Kraus16-Jan-21 10:32
MemberAlois Kraus16-Jan-21 10:32 
GeneralTried to, but the project guru told me to remove it Pin
trønderen15-Jan-21 3:26
Membertrønderen15-Jan-21 3:26 
GeneralA little self-promotion of my RegexTester Pin
PIEBALDconsult13-Jan-21 3:59
professionalPIEBALDconsult13-Jan-21 3:59 
GeneralRe: A little self-promotion of my RegexTester Pin
TX643014-Jan-21 4:56
MemberTX643014-Jan-21 4:56 
GeneralRe: A little self-promotion of my RegexTester Pin
Patrice T17-Jan-21 17:38
mvePatrice T17-Jan-21 17:38 
GeneralWhen appropriate... Pin
Mike Hankey12-Jan-21 7:20
professionalMike Hankey12-Jan-21 7:20 
GeneralHaven't gotten that far ... Pin
RedDk12-Jan-21 7:20
MemberRedDk12-Jan-21 7:20 
GeneralWhen appropriate Pin
Peter_in_278012-Jan-21 1:35
professionalPeter_in_278012-Jan-21 1:35 
GeneralRe: When appropriate Pin
BryanFazekas12-Jan-21 3:37
MemberBryanFazekas12-Jan-21 3:37 
GeneralRe: When appropriate Pin
Rusty Bullet12-Jan-21 4:25
MemberRusty Bullet12-Jan-21 4:25 
I have used it for validation. When receiving files from banks, hospitals, etc., they sometimes have bad data (apostrophes, commas, etc.) that need removed to be able to import the data.

Sometimes you need to pull the contents of a certain field that matches a specific format to process. RegEx is the perfect tool for such situations. It is just another valuable tool in the toolbox.
GeneralNot much Pin
Nelek11-Jan-21 22:50
protectorNelek11-Jan-21 22:50 
GeneralIf it's readable... Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan11-Jan-21 1:15
mveAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan11-Jan-21 1:15 
GeneralRe: If it's readable... Pin
trønderen12-Jan-21 16:18
Membertrønderen12-Jan-21 16:18 
GeneralNot so far Pin
den2k8811-Jan-21 0:01
professionalden2k8811-Jan-21 0:01 
GeneralRe: Not so far Pin
honey the codewitch12-Jan-21 23:23
mvahoney the codewitch12-Jan-21 23:23 
GeneralRe: Not so far Pin
den2k8813-Jan-21 4:43
professionalden2k8813-Jan-21 4:43 
GeneralRe: Not so far Pin
honey the codewitch13-Jan-21 4:48
mvahoney the codewitch13-Jan-21 4:48 
GeneralRe: Not so far Pin
Nelek13-Jan-21 8:44
protectorNelek13-Jan-21 8:44 
GeneralWhen appropriate Pin
OriginalGriff10-Jan-21 23:40
mveOriginalGriff10-Jan-21 23:40 
GeneralRe: When appropriate Pin
Erik Burd11-Jan-21 9:14
professionalErik Burd11-Jan-21 9:14 
GeneralRe: When appropriate Pin
Member 1330167911-Jan-21 21:18
MemberMember 1330167911-Jan-21 21:18 
GeneralRe: When appropriate Pin
OriginalGriff11-Jan-21 21:46
mveOriginalGriff11-Jan-21 21:46 
GeneralYes, when appropriate Pin
Slacker00710-Jan-21 22:38
professionalSlacker00710-Jan-21 22:38 

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