#1 By: Cory Doctorow, November 6th, 2013 16:45
#2 By: Jeff Atwood, November 6th, 2013 16:52
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)
#3 By: Dean Putney, November 6th, 2013 17:04
If you have children, I suspect you have a lot more than two problems.
#4 By: Edwin Gore, November 6th, 2013 17:06
But can it teach me regular expressions?
#5 By: SimonBarsinister, November 6th, 2013 18:18
To become a regex Jedi you must solve this puzzle.
For your enjoyment. heh.
#6 By: Wrecksdart, November 6th, 2013 19:25
That puzzle is beautiful...and will never be solved by yours truly.
#7 By: Jonathan Roberts, November 6th, 2013 19:37
Just to be clear... Is this game ever actually going to be released, or is it just a private project?
#8 By: Dean Putney, November 6th, 2013 21:30
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!
#9 By: laurasbadideas, November 7th, 2013 03:52
s/a lot more than two \(problems\)/99 \1 and a regex ain't one/
#10 By: Simeon, November 7th, 2013 10:16
Also see Regexquest for more regex based puzzle fun - http://regexquest.com/
#11 By: SamSam, November 7th, 2013 15:48
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...
#12 By: gilbert wham, November 7th, 2013 15:53
Nowt's worked on me, like. YMMV.
#13 By: Charlie, November 7th, 2013 16:13
Well, if you're teaching them to read and write, you may as well go all the way towards literacy, eh?
#15 By: Cory Doctorow, November 11th, 2013 16:45
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