The Regular Expression Edition – by Guest Contributor – Why is this interesting?

July 6, 2021

The Regular Expression Edition – by Guest Contributor – Why is this interesting?:

There is an old programmer joke (generally attributed to Jamie Zawinski) that goes: “Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I’ll use regular expressions.’ Now they have two problems.” In accidentally cutting off access to a large part of the Internet for an entire country (and in the process drawing embarrassing attention to Russia’s censorship efforts), our anonymous bureaucrat seems to have proven that old chestnut quite handily.

Via – kottke.org

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