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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2003
I love this series of books (the C#, C++ and STL pocket refs are my favorite), but the Regular Expression pocket ref tries to cover too many implementations. You only get about 10 pages for each language so, unless you use multiple implementations (e.g. C#/.NET, Perl, JavaScript, etc), this just isn't good value for money. I returned my copy and printed out a quick reference from one of the many Internet programming sites.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2011
While this is a relatively small book (will fit in your pocket), I can't help but feel that the book could have been reorganised in a way that would have made it a lot smaller still.

The book provides a separate section that outlines the regular expression syntax supported by each of the many different languages that the book covers. While this information is thorough in scope and laid out in meaningful tables, the fact that large sections of the information are the same for each of the languages makes the book very repetitive. The provided format both makes large sections of the book redundant (those languages you are not using) and also makes it difficult to tell if switching to an alternative language would provide the options that you need to more easily perform your desired task.

I would have preferred to have all of the information listed once with each option then indicating which of the languages do/do not support that option. This would have made the book less than half the size, would have made it less repetitive, and would have provided better information on alternative languages that might be preferable to use for specific commands.
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