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September 09, 2003

Regular Expressions? In Oracle? With Their Reputation? Apparently

This just in. Oracle 10g has just been announced. Lets skip over the "g" bit for the moment and concentrate on one part of the announcement;

Oracle 10 contains a regular expression engine.

Let me be the first (but undoubtedly the last) to invoke the wise words of jwz;

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, Iíll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.

The definitive source of this quote is here I believe. Am I correct in thinking that citing this particular quote of Mr Zawinski's is becoming something akin to Godwin's Law?

Posted by Andy Todd at September 09, 2003 11:22 PM


I think you mean "but undoubtedly NOT the last".

Posted by: Joe Grossberg on September 10, 2003 05:32 PM

I think the original source (1997/08/12) for the quote is a Usenet article by jwz in alt.religion.emacs:

Posted by: Jesper Harder on January 7, 2004 01:28 AM