Tutorial by Topics: expressions



Lambda expressions provide a clear and concise way of implementing a single-method interface using an expression. They allow you to reduce the amount of code you have to create and maintain. While similar to anonymous classes, they have no type information by themselves. Type inference needs to happen.

Method references implement functional interfaces using existing methods rather than expressions. They belong to the lambda family as well.

A regular expression is a special sequence of characters that helps in matching or finding other strings or sets of strings, using a specialized syntax held in a pattern. Java has support for regular expression usage through the java.util.regex package. This topic is to introduce and help developers understand more with examples on how Regular Expressions must be used in Java.

Python makes regular expressions available through the re module.

Regular expressions are combinations of characters that are interpreted as rules for matching substrings. For instance, the expression 'amount\D+\d+' will match any string composed by the word amount plus an integral number, separated by one or more non-digits, such as:amount=100, amount is 3, amount is equal to: 33, etc.

Regular Expressions (sometimes called regexs or regexps) are a textual syntax which represents the patterns which can be matched in the strings operated upon.

Regular Expressions, introduced in c++11, may optionally support a return array of matched strings or another textual syntax defining how to replace matched patterns in strings operated upon.

An F() expression is a way for Django to use a Python object to refer to the value of model field or annotated column in the database without having to pull the value into Python memory. This allows developers to avoid certain race conditions and also filtering results based on model field values.


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