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EmacsWiki: Regular Expression Help | https://www.emacswiki.org/
GNU Emacs (and GNU find) regexps *do* support alternates, but you have to escape *both* the parens and the pipe symbol.
emacs  gnu  gnufind  regexp  syntax  solution 
february 2019 by kme
The Pleasure of Do-It-Yourself Slow Computing | The New Republic
There is a habit in tech culture of saying that the latest app is “democratizing” whatever it happens to do. This is lovely, but best not to confuse it with actual democracy. Democracy is about participation with control, freedom with accountability, privacy with transparency. Tech companies tend to pick and choose from that list rather inventively. We’re expected to participate in their networks without having control over how they work. We’re transparent about every detail of our lives with them, while they’re private about what they do with it.
diy  computing  essay  emacs  retro  slowcomputing 
may 2015 by kme
EmacsWiki: Regular Expression
GNU 'find' uses this syntax by default.

See also: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Regexps.html#Regexps

Also: Emacs REs *do* support alternatives with the pipe character, but both the pipe and the parens have to be escaped (ref.: https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/RegularExpressionHelp)
find  regex  regexp  emacs  reference  coreutils  gnu  sysadmin  shell  regularexpression  syntax  essential 
december 2014 by kme
tour-de-babel - steveyegge2
Java is truly wonderful along almost every dimension except for the language itself, which is mostly what JWZ was griping about. But that's a lot to gripe about. Libraries can only get you so far if your language sucks. Trust me: you may know many, many things better than I do, but I know that libraries can't really save a sucky language. Five years of assembly-language hell at Geoworks taught me that.

And he somehow made it all work together so well that you don't even notice that it has all that stuff. I learned Ruby faster than any other language, out of maybe 30 or 40 total; it took me about 3 days before I was more comfortable using Ruby than I was in Perl, after eight years of Perl hacking. It's so consistent that you start being able to guess how things will work, and you're right most of the time. It's beautiful. And fun. And practical.
programming  languages  polyglot  history  emacs  lisp  geoworks 
april 2013 by kme

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