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Regular Expression

mario tan

Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 10
Hi Guys!

I know that there are methods in the String class which do some String manipulation but I've come across to this so called "regular expression" which also talks about Strings. What is this regular expression? How is it use in java?


Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 20525

Unfortunately, "regular expressions" is not really a simple topic, in some ways it is arguable more complex than Java itself. I suggest that you start with the Sun
tutorial on regular expressions.


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