doctorow — 2013-11-06T16:45:11-05:00 — #1
codinghorror — 2013-11-06T16:52:33-05:00 — #2
Oh god, we're teaching kids regular expressions now?
(In before inevitable "now you have two problems" meme appears, and I start to black out from repetition)
deanputney — 2013-11-06T17:04:28-05:00 — #3
If you have children, I suspect you have a lot more than two problems.
edgore — 2013-11-06T17:06:56-05:00 — #4
But can it teach me regular expressions?
sbarsinister — 2013-11-06T18:18:56-05:00 — #5
To become a regex Jedi you must solve this puzzle.
For your enjoyment. heh.
wrecksdart — 2013-11-06T19:25:52-05:00 — #6
That puzzle is beautiful...and will never be solved by yours truly.
jsroberts — 2013-11-06T19:37:50-05:00 — #7
Just to be clear... Is this game ever actually going to be released, or is it just a private project?
deanputney — 2013-11-06T21:30:39-05:00 — #8
As a result of this post, I taught my mom about regular expressions today. We screen shared and I pulled up regexpal.com on her computer, then we went through the process of finding all the words that begin with G in the lyrics for "Keep the Customer Satisfied". She seemed to get the hang of the idea pretty quickly!
laurasbadideas — 2013-11-07T03:52:48-05:00 — #9
s/a lot more than two \(problems\)/99 \1 and a regex ain't one/
simeon — 2013-11-07T10:16:34-05:00 — #10
Also see Regexquest for more regex based puzzle fun - http://regexquest.com/
samsam — 2013-11-07T15:48:43-05:00 — #11
I guess that may have been good for teaching, but I think that was the saddest quest I've ever been on.
Ok, I guess capturing dogs adds some motivation to a quest...
gilbertwham — 2013-11-07T15:53:03-05:00 — #12
Nowt's worked on me, like. YMMV.
medievalist — 2013-11-07T16:13:35-05:00 — #13
Well, if you're teaching them to read and write, you may as well go all the way towards literacy, eh?
doctorow — 2013-11-11T16:45:16-05:00 — #15
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