[Python-checkins] r70093 - in python/branches/release30-maint: Doc/library/re.rst

gregory.p.smith python-checkins at python.org
Mon Mar 2 06:35:45 CET 2009


Author: gregory.p.smith
Date: Mon Mar  2 06:35:45 2009
New Revision: 70093

Log:
Merged revisions 70089 via svnmerge from 
svn+ssh://pythondev@svn.python.org/python/branches/py3k

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  r70089 | gregory.p.smith | 2009-03-01 21:04:04 -0800 (Sun, 01 Mar 2009) | 2 lines
  
  Merged r70088 from trunk (re documentation update)
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Modified:
   python/branches/release30-maint/   (props changed)
   python/branches/release30-maint/Doc/library/re.rst

Modified: python/branches/release30-maint/Doc/library/re.rst
==============================================================================
--- python/branches/release30-maint/Doc/library/re.rst	(original)
+++ python/branches/release30-maint/Doc/library/re.rst	Mon Mar  2 06:35:45 2009
@@ -460,19 +460,23 @@
 
    The sequence ::
 
-      prog = re.compile(pat)
-      result = prog.match(str)
+      prog = re.compile(pattern)
+      result = prog.match(string)
 
    is equivalent to ::
 
-      result = re.match(pat, str)
+      result = re.match(pattern, string)
 
-   but the version using :func:`compile` is more efficient when the expression
-   will be used several times in a single program.
+   but using :func:`compile` and saving the resulting regular expression object
+   for reuse is more efficient when the expression will be used several times
+   in a single program.
 
-   .. (The compiled version of the last pattern passed to :func:`re.match` or
-      :func:`re.search` is cached, so programs that use only a single regular
-      expression at a time needn't worry about compiling regular expressions.)
+   .. note::
+
+      The compiled versions of the most recent patterns passed to
+      :func:`re.match`, :func:`re.search` or :func:`re.compile` are cached, so
+      programs that use only a few regular expressions at a time needn't worry
+      about compiling regular expressions.
 
 
 .. data:: A


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