Regexes are the epitome of cool and fun tech tool that is completely inaccessible for no other reason than tech people actively harm learnability just to feel smarter than other people


Student: "What's a regex?"
Me: "They're a way to explain to the computer how to recognise and manipulate text"
Student: "But why do they look like my cat slept on the keyboard?"
Me: "Er..."

@gaeel "because you need the computer to explain to you how to recognize and manipulate regex" :blobuwu:

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