I agree. I avoided RegEx's for a couple years. One morning I sat down with a cup of coffee and forced myself to thoroughly read through this chapter (great book in general). Now I'm using RegEx on a daily basis and loving it. I really liked the diagrams in the Eloquent chapter, helped me make sense of the gobbledygook.
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