[Python-Dev] Re: Automatic flex interface for Python?

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 08:28:24 -0400

On Wed, Aug 21, 2002, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> > I'm mildly curious why mxTextTools proponents 
> eh?  why did my mailer send that mail?  what I was trying to say
> is that I'm mildly curious why people tend to treat mxTextTools like
> some kind of silver bullet, without actually comparing it to a well-
> written regular expression.
> I've heard from people who've spent days rewriting their application,
> only to find that the resulting program was slower.

Okay, so that's one datapoint.  I've never actually used mxTextTools;
I'm mostly going by comments Tim Peters has made in the past suggesting
that regex tools are poor for parsing.  Since he's the one saying that
regex is fast enough this time, I figured it'd be an appropriate time to
throw up a question.
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