[Python-Dev] other "magic strings" issues

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Nov 7 17:09:01 EST 2003

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> writes:
>> But there are probably more useful combinations like
>>     string.letters + string.digits + "_"
> I think the typical application of this should use regular expressions
> instead.


'Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use
regular expressions."  Now they have two problems.'  --Jamie Zawinski,
comp.emacs.xemacs, 8/1997
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