Christmas rock n roll
I solved advent of code day one (part 1) in rockstar
I'm now officially a rockstar developer!
Asdf gör utvecklarpodd i adventskalenderformat, och resultatet är en perfekt lucka poddmys på morgonen: https://podcasts.apple.com/se/podcast/asdf/id1506059489?i=1000588262678
(Swedish podcast Asdf are releasing a podcast advent calendar - one short episode per day - and the first episode is perfect.)
Subtooting about programming
People who are otherwise technical: "regex is hard let's go shopping".
I saw yet another such discussion, containing various memes, all based on the same tired idea that somehow regexes are too hard to understand.
I don't know if I'll lose followers by saying this, but seriously. Regexes are not hard, and if you don't know how to use them you're going to find yourself writing hundreds of lines of code to do the most trivial extraction of information from strings.
Seriously, even in the most simple form, if you want to get the number from a string of the form "some-words-here-1234XYZ" with some simple rules on what the "words" may be, without regex the code is going to be absolutely unreadable, and you'r going to find yourself with edge cases where your custom parser will give the wrong result.
But no, a 10 character regex to do the same thing is too complicated.
#OnThisDay (or thereabouts) 46 years ago, Emacs was named. It was previously called ?MACS.
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Senaste Asdf snackar mentorskap, förebilder, och tidernas bästa öppningsskämt: https://overcast.fm/+ZYK4ICXEs
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