Regular ways to crack a nut…

I heard the following recently, and it is a very good warning about a certain kind of mindset.

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems.
— Jamie Zawinski, in comp.lang.emacs

Unfortunately this is not as easily attributable as I first though, Jeffrey Friedl’s Blog explains more. But I still like the sentiment.

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