On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 4:08 PM Steven D'Aprano <steve@pearwood.info> wrote:
I have no strong opinion on whether this simple function should be built
into the string class,

I do -- this is not sufficiently general to be a string method.
but I do have a strong opinion about re-writing
it into a slower, more fragile, harder to understand, less user-friendly

I do agree there.

I also agree with Chris A's suggestion:

*some* scanner / parser that could be used for this and many other things that's significantly more straightforward that regex's.


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