[Python-Dev] recognizing \u escapes in regular expressions

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2001 13:46:25 +0200

during a late hacking pass, I was perplexed to realized that r"[\u0000-\uffff]"
didn't match any unicode character, and reported it as bug #420011.

but a few minutes later, I realized that SRE doesn't support \u and \U escapes
at all -- and that the pattern u"[\u0000-\uffff]" works as expected.

should I close the bug report, or turn it into a feature request?