[Python-Dev] sre.c and sre_match()

Jack Diederich jack@performancedrivers.com
Tue, 15 Apr 2003 23:00:36 -0400

I can't find sre_match() anywhere in the source and it doesn't have a man
page.  Usage is sprinkled throughout sre.c but it doesn't seem to be defined
anywhere I can find.  Would someone in the know tell me where it is?

I was actually poking around to see how hard it would be to allow pure-python
string classes to work with the re modules.  Much slower than base strings,
but nice for odd cases (like doing regexp matches on ternary trees).