[Python-Dev] Re: Discordance in documentation...

gminick gminick at hacker.pl
Fri Sep 5 09:51:28 EDT 2003

On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 08:43:31PM -0400, Terry Reedy wrote:
> I think the following version of the last four lines is correct and
> clearer.
> As the target string is scanned, REs separated by "|" are tried from
> left to right.  When one pattern completely matches, that branch is
> accepted.  This means that once A matches, B will not be tested
> further, even if it would produce a longer overall match.
Well IMHO this one is better, thanks.

> Doc bugs like this can (and should be) reported on SourceForge just
> like program bugs.
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=5470
I'll do it. I think it can be clearer.

ps. Thanks to Bob Halley for excellent explanation with the code ;-)

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