[Python-Dev] 2.3 goals
10 Apr 2002 10:58:53 +0100
Tim Peters <email@example.com> writes:
> [Andrew Kuchling]
> > Oh, and another possible 2.3 thing: is it time to drop the PCRE code?
> Whatever /F says. Over and over we've gotten reports that some naively
> written regexps that work OK (albeit slowly) under pre "blow the stack"
> under sre. The suggested workaround has been to "import pre as re". So we
> break working code if the pre engine goes away before /F thinks sre is as
> forgiving in these nasty cases.
Stackless sre! Where's CT when you need him? <wink>
... but I'd rather not reinvent the wheel if I don't have to. On
the other hand, if the currently instantiated version of the wheel
consists of a square rock covered with moss, I might as well just
start fresh. -- Roy Smith, comp.lang.python