[Python-Dev] String module

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 31 May 2002 09:39:18 -0400

> the SRE engine already supports character classes based on
> ASCII, the current locale (via ctype.h), and the Unicode char-
> set.

How do I ask for a locale letter?  The re module only defines escapes
for "word" and "digit".

> we should probably add more classes -- at least the full list of
> POSIX [:name:] classes, and probably also unicode categories.


> fwiw, I've played with adding "charset" objects to SRE, which
> would allow you to plug in custom [:spam:] sets as well (e.g.
> xml name chars).


--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)