[Python-Dev] Re: Automatic flex interface for Python?
Eric S. Raymond
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 18:38:11 -0400
Tim Peters <email@example.com>:
> > They hit the language in a weak spot created by the immutability of
> > strings.
> But you lost me here -- I don't see a connection between immutability and
> either ease of writing lexers or speed of lexers.
It's an implementation problem. You find yourself doing a lot of
string accessing and pasting, creating several new objects per
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