[nycphp-talk] Re: [ OT ] - Best Beginners Regex Book

Douglas Clifton dwclifton at
Mon Jun 20 23:14:49 EDT 2005

> From: Joseph Crawford <codebowl at>
> To: NYPHP Talk <talk at>
> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 18:22:12 -0400
> Subject: [nycphp-talk] [ OT ] - Best Beginners Regex Book
> Hey everyone,
>  what's the best book on the market for a beginner looking to learn regex to
> use with PHP ???

Since the Perl regular expression library functions are really the preferred
method of using them in PHP, and because Larry, Tom and Jon do such
an outstanding job of explaining even complex topics, I would recommend
chapter 5 of Programming Perl, 3rd edition:

Pattern Matching

You can get a 14 day trial subscription to:

and access the book online if you don't feel like purchasing the entire thing.

CS = Computer Science

Douglas Clifton
dwclifton at

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