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Feb 3, 2011

US Patent No. 7,818,311

This idea came to me while I was writing the original version of my popular eSqlBlast tool. (Special thanks to my buddy Jarek Kowalski for maintaining it after I left the Entity Framework team.) I needed to parse batches of Entity SQL statements and I didn’t want to spend too much time on that. I figured regular expressions would suffice, but I needed a gigantic regex that I couldn’t write correctly. So I came up with this simple preprocessor that can build gigantic regexes out of many simple ones.

The full details are publically available at the US Patent and Trade Office web site.

1 comment:

Mike Ramm said...

It seems too complex to me but obviously it is a great achevement to you. Congatulations, brother!