Programming Fads

I was recently researching some arcane programming techniques to do with language analysis for Search Cog ( I won’t bore you with the details ) when I came across this little gem in Wikipedia.

Regarding SNOBOL: In recent years its use has faded as newer languages such as AWK and Perl have made string manipulation by means of regular expressions fashionable.

Yeah, you really have to watch out for those PERL hipsters and their shiny new regex don’t ya.