PIC is pattern matching system roughly based on Cobol Pictures. It serves as an alternative to Regular Expressions for common data format needs.
['Z.99'].to_re #=> /\d*\.\d\d/
Currently PIC is very much in a state of "design development". It will take some time to workout the best correlations between picture and regular expression. Suggestions and patches welcome.
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