Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes

  • ISBN: 0672325667
  • Pages: 150
  • Publisher: Sams - February 28, 2004

As much as I'd like to be able to produce completely error free books, the reality of the computer publishing industry is that the pace at which books must be written and released makes this very difficult. And regretfully, my own books do have sporadic mistakes and typos scattered throughout them.

For the benefit of my readers, here is a current errata for Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes. Feel free to print this page for future reference.

And as always, if you come across errors that I do not know about, please let me know. I'll make sure they are added to this list, and will try to have them corrected in future reprints.

Page Location Correction
24 Snippet starting "[ABCDEF" Final 0 should not be there
26 2nd line before NOTE, words: by the specified Should be: but the specified
33 3rd line from the bottom of the page. Should read: myArray\[[0-9]\], which is shorthand for myArray\[[0123456789]\].
41 2nd line before TIP, words: any digits Should be: any digit
44 Third paragraph: To demonstrate the use of + Should be: To demonstrate the use of *
45 Result code block. The period (.) before "ben" should not be highlighted.
46 First line of body: Like + Should be: Like *
46 Second line of body: But unlike + Should be: But unlike *
58 Second RegEx code block. Should read: cap\b
60 Second note, sixth line, "opening ]". Should read: opening [
60 Line beginning "attributes": <xml Should read: <?xml
70 ANALYSIS block refers to Lesson 3 for more on | This is incorrect, | is not introduced previously
72 RegEx to find IP addresses Should be: (((\d{1,2})|(1\d{2})|(2[0-4]\d)|(25[0-5]))\.){3}((1\d{2})|(2[0-4]\d)|(25[0-5])|(\d{1,2}))
88 Second Text block. Should contain no highlighted text.
95 Text of 2nd analysis block, words: Because there is $ Should be: Because there is no $
96 Last line, words "and negative lookahead". Should read: and negative lookbehind.
102 First result block, third line The - should not be highlighted
106 Third bullet after the note, text "$' returns everything after the matched string". $' should be $`.
114 Last bullet on page, text "$' returns everything after the matched string". $' should be $`.
116 Line beginning java.util.rgex.matcher, opening words Should be: java.util.regex.Matcher
122 Result block, 3rd line. Highlight should be on "NW11 8AB".
131 First Result block. The MasterCard number should be highlighted.
131 Credit card examples, Discover card Discover cards have 16 digits numbers, but the examples show 18 digits
133 First RegEx example Should be: 6011\d{12}
134 RegEx example: (6011\d{14}) Shoud be: (6011\d{12})
139 ? in index, text: zero or more Should be: zero or one
139 First column: ^ (carrot) Should be: ^ (caret)
143 ^ (carrot) Should be: ^ (caret)
153 Inside back cover, Backreferences section, character ?!=. Should be: ?<! negative lookbehind
153 Inside back cover, Quantifiers section, description of {n,}?. Should read: "Lazy version of {n,}".
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