[Python-Dev] Priority queue (binary heap) python code

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Sat, 29 Jun 2002 14:39:07 +0200

david wrote:

> > OTOH, multiple attempts by multiple groups to steal Perl's
> > regexp engine years ago fizzled out in a tarpit of frustration.
> Oh, I had the impression that Python's re *was* pilfered Perl.

Tim warned me that the mere attempt to read sources for
existing RE implementations was a sure way to destroy my
brain, so I avoided that.

SRE is a clean-room implementation, using the Python 1.5.2
docs and the regression test suite as the only reference.  I've
never written a Perl regexp in my life.