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[personal profile] simont Tue 2016-06-21 08:47
Regular language

I noticed yesterday after writing a comment in some code that one of my writing habits had changed, without me really noticing. So I thought I'd see what other people's opinions were.

Poll #17528 A regular holy war
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 36

How do you write 'regular expression' in abbreviated form?

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9 (26.5%)

24 (70.6%)

Something else
0 (0.0%)

I only ever write it unabbreviated
0 (0.0%)

I don't ever write it at all
1 (2.9%)

How do you pronounce the g in regexp / regex ?

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Hard, like in 'regular' (IPA /ɡ/)
22 (61.1%)

Soft, like in 'Reginald' (IPA /dʒ/)
12 (33.3%)

Something else
1 (2.8%)

I never pronounce these abbreviations
1 (2.8%)

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