Guys. GUYS. There are so many freaking weird edge cases for regular expression evaluation. *head desk*

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    What are you trying to do?
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    @RememberMe Still working on that stupid pipe dream of a program to generate more human-readable English descriptions for regular expressions in order to create an extension to append those as code comments.
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    @AmyShackles Blasphemy! Regex isn't meant to be read by mere humans!
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    @DustInCompetent Maybe that’s been my problem this whole time! 0.0
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    it is indeed an intense love/hate relationship
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    Regular expressions aren't meant to be understood, they're meant to be magic. The other day I was trying to nuke specific drives on an install (Storinator by 45 Drives) and randomly pulled out '/dev/sd[^abd]$' I don't know what possessed me to put the ^ inside the bracket, or the $ at the end, but it successfully pulled every device it needed, and ignored the partitions because apparently $ meant end of line. I know I studied this witchcraft at some point in college but I've never actually used it like that. Then you have people who can even pull data out of regular expressions! /(1/). My heroes lol
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    @Rudi *eye twitch* I have so many regex rules in my head right now, it’s gotten to the point that I occasionally look for issues in other libraries to see if I can help clarify things because I KNOW TOO MUCH NOW.
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    @AmyShackles you the real MVP
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