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I suppose I could accept "regex" as not being a regular expression as such, but the two are used so interchangeably that maintaining a distinction isn't very realistic. I'd personally rather a regular expression described a regular language, and "PCRE" (or so) used for the Turing-complete expressions with a similar syntax.
So I'd argue that code is RegEx.
I guess it's just a matter of perspective though.