The magic words 'git commands built in': very appealing. I'm running Atom alongside the tortoise-like GitHub app, an exercise in frustration on my slow tablet.
I'll let you know how I get on. :)
@jws Thankyou! VSCode is much, *much* faster than Atom, has syntax highlighting that updates in real time *even on my tablet* and joy, within the app I can stage, commit, push to GitHub! I need a 32-bit git credential helper now. (sigh) :)
@jws@33mhz@mlv Oh, and to tidy up the Markdown now would be a good time for me to learn a bit about regular expressions. The alternative (shudders) is relearning everything I've forgotten about Python. :D
@bazbt3 But the machines can nest, so you can instead say stuff like, "If you see one thing matched by this machine, then maybe one thing matched by that one, followed by one or more things matched by that other, it's a match!" @33mhz@mlv
@bazbt3 Pitch in self-referentiality - "if you see exactly the same thing as you actually matched back there" - using backrefs to parenthesized machines, you're in our modern world of extended regular expressions. @33mhz@mlv