[Python-Dev] other "magic strings" issues
janssen at parc.com
Fri Nov 7 18:58:17 EST 2003
> > But there are probably more useful combinations like
> > string.letters + string.digits + "_"
> > than there should be isxxx() tests.
> We don't need to invent anything for that. You can use a regular
> expression with \w.
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
That's replacing the "clear" with the "arcane" (or perhaps the "fairly
incomprehensible"). Is that really a good ultimate direction for Python?
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