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Discussion on: What are your code smells and/or best practices with regular expressions?

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Paweł Ruciński

Lately I was trying to get information about ftp paths for couple of directories. I implement catching needed directories using regular expressions. But this is not a common solution.

Despite the fact that I am a big fan of regex at all, I mainly use it to catch something in large documents. Mostly I try to use web solution like regex101 (I am not an author of this, but find it very useful).

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Osaetin Daniel

Thumbs up for Regex 101. I don't think i can write Regular expressions without it...Lol

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Pawel Salawa

For the same there is debuggex.com/ which I find more friendly and readable.

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Osaetin Daniel

Wow! debuggex seems to be better. Visualization is really important (Not just for Regex).

Thanks Pawel

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Allan N Jeremy

Thanks for the link. Definitely a life saver