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Re: [vox-tech] some excercise for you linux geek.

On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 02:25:03PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> heh.  while i was sending off an email to someone, you got the drop on me.
> dang, micah, you know your regex's!   :)
> here's one for you.  considering some of the ones you answered, this should
> be trivial.  what do we commonly call:
>               ^\(.\)\(.\)\(.\)\(.\)\(.\)\5\4\3\2\1$
> i think most people would call this the same thing...
>               ^\(.\)\(.\)\(.\)\(.\)\(.\).\5\4\3\2\1$

a palendrome (sp?).

> there's a much harder part 2.
> these examples are hardcoded for a certain length of word.  using only regex,
> is it possible to express these types of words of arbitrary length?  (i don't
> know the answer).

Me either, but I'm pretty sure it's a no.  :)

> pete


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