Regular expressions (also known as "regexes", "regexps" and "re's") allow
-the Perl programmer to easily locate simple or complex patterns in text, and
+the Perl programmer to easily locate simple or somewhat more complex patterns
+inside a larger text, and
process the text accordingly. Many beginners are intimidated by regular
expressions, but they are well-worth to invest the time to learn and understand
because processing text character-by-character would be slower, take more
code and would not be idiomatic.
+<h3 id="misusing_regexes">Misusing Regexes</h3>
+Yet another issue is that some programmers tend to misuse regular expressions
+(including only one at a time) in order to do tasks for which they are not
+very suitable for. See <a href="$(ROOT)/uses/text-parsing/">our page
+about parsing text</a> for some better alternatives.
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