[Python-Dev] 2.3 goals

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
10 Apr 2002 10:58:53 +0100

Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net> 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