[docs] error in regular expression howto.
georg at python.org
Sun Jul 1 09:36:36 CEST 2012
On 21.06.2012 14:41, Jonas Frey wrote:
> i think i found a little error in the regular expression howto
> Concerning \w, the howto states:
> Matches any alphanumeric character; this is equivalent to the
> class [a-zA-Z0-9_].
> However, \w is *not* equivalent to [a-zA-Z0-9_].
> For example, the latter does not accept letterw with accents àéîü,
> whereas the former does.
this is explained in the paragraph before the list of classes:
The equivalent classes are for bytes patterns. For a complete list of sequences
and expanded class definitions for Unicode string patterns, see the last part of
Regular Expression Syntax.
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