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Regex Golf Part 2: Infinite Problems (ipython.org)
107 points by z0a on Feb 23, 2014 | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments

Whether it's a testament to Python's clean syntax or Norvig's immense coding experience, I always find his code to be good examples of readable code. He even managed to make code about regexes look nice!

This is what happens when Randall Munroe nerd-snipes Norvig. Its a beautiful thing, very interesting!

Holy shit. That article was an intense read. Well worth it, in the end, though.

Norvig teaches a Design of Computer Programs course on Udacity, which helps you think about solving problems.


Those un-wrapped lines of text are really annoying to read.

They wrap for me in Chrome, but not in Firefox. (What the hell?)

Looks like a quirk with display: -moz-box (an outdated property). Changing div.input to display: flex makes it work properly.

It's quite amazing that he manages to do this sort of thing in his spare time, for fun. I guess he has decades of experience that most people don't though :)

Peter Norvig of spell-checker fame explains us regexes.

I always get confused when I have to do NLP stuff and use the re library.

I wish I'd known about Branch And Bound when I was a student - it would have probably come in handy a few times.

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