[Python-bugs-list] "Andrew M. Kuchling": Re: Module re bug. \b fails (PR#230)
Thu, 9 Mar 2000 22:31:42 -0500
> >>>>> "guido" == <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> guido> Sigh. I'm embarrassed.
> Don't be. The interface is simply broken and everybody makes the same
> mistake (sometimes, like me, over and over again :).
Ha ha: not me! I've never ever confused these. Here's the trick:
"search" searches and "match" matches. Just keep that in mind and you'll
never go wrong either <wink>.
> Not that it can be changed. :(
We could add alias names and "deprecate" the current names. But what names?
"search" and "dontsearch" <0.9 wink>? BTW, these functions are great, and I
would kill to keep "match" (it's sooooo much more useful when problems get