doctorow at November 6th, 2013 16:45 — #1
codinghorror at November 6th, 2013 16:52 — #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 at November 6th, 2013 17:04 — #3
If you have children, I suspect you have a lot more than two problems.
edgore at November 6th, 2013 17:06 — #4
But can it teach me regular expressions?
sbarsinister at November 6th, 2013 18:18 — #5
To become a regex Jedi you must solve this puzzle.
For your enjoyment. heh.
wrecksdart at November 6th, 2013 19:25 — #6
That puzzle is beautiful...and will never be solved by yours truly.
jsroberts at November 6th, 2013 19:37 — #7
Just to be clear... Is this game ever actually going to be released, or is it just a private project?
deanputney at November 6th, 2013 21:30 — #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 at November 7th, 2013 03:52 — #9
s/a lot more than two \(problems\)/99 \1 and a regex ain't one/
simeon at November 7th, 2013 10:16 — #10
Also see Regexquest for more regex based puzzle fun - http://regexquest.com/
samsam at November 7th, 2013 15:48 — #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 at November 7th, 2013 15:53 — #12
Nowt's worked on me, like. YMMV.
medievalist at November 7th, 2013 16:13 — #13
Well, if you're teaching them to read and write, you may as well go all the way towards literacy, eh?
doctorow at November 11th, 2013 16:45 — #15
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