On Fri, Jun 28, 2002, David Abrahams wrote:
From: "Tim Peters" email@example.com
OTOH, multiple attempts by multiple groups to steal Perl's regexp engine years ago fizzled out in a tarpit of frustration.
Oh, I had the impression that Python's re *was* pilfered Perl.
Thank Fredrik for a brilliant job of re-implementing Perl's regex syntax into something that I assume is maintainable (haven't looked at the code myself) *and* Unicode compliant.