I sure hate regular expressions

Call me names or whatever. I hate regular expressions. I can't put my finger on what exactly it is that keeps me from mastering these.

I decided that the text parser for POP Forums v8 should be retro-fitted into the v7.5 point release I'm working on because it sucks and I can't wait (v8 is a Whidbey product). I would like to try and produce something remotely resembling XHTML-compliant junk coming out of it. So far so good. The last stab I took at it was back in early 2003, before I really understood unit testing. What a difference that makes in terms of writing the code and debugging (latching on to Nunit, in this case).

Still, I can't stand regex. Just when I get one thing right, I break something else. This is one of the reasons I will never be one of the really brilliant academic type code monkeys.

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