It's June 1st. You know what that means - it's the 5th Annual Regular Expression Day! A day where we set aside our differences and come together, unified as one people, brought together by our love of pattern matching! And, while we all have access to that love year-round, let's make sure we take today to share that love with each other.
NOTE: If you are already completely lost and have no idea what I'm talking about, please checkout my video and slide presentation - Regular Expressions, Extraordinary Power. They will blow your mind and change your world forever.
This year, I was definitely late out of the starting block. I didn't come up with the contest idea until last night. Then, I spend a few frantic hours before bed (and a few more this morning) trying to put it together. All in all, though, I think it came out pretty well! I just hope you have fun playing!
Enough Jibber-Jabber - What Can I Win?!
The point of the game is to match as many Regular Expression patterns in the time allotted (one minute). For each pattern, you have to supply a snippet of Text that the given pattern would match. There will be one grand-prize given to the highest scorer; and, several smaller prizes given, at random, to participating contestants.
Since I'm late at getting this public, I'll let it run until Monday night (June 4th).
NOTE: Patterns in this game are NOT case-sensitive.