[Python-Dev] textwrap wordsep_re

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Feb 22 15:35:06 CET 2005

On Mon, Feb 21, 2005, Karl Chen wrote:
> A slightly tweaked wordsep_re:
>     textwrap.TextWrapper.wordsep_re = \
>         re.compile(r'(\s+|'                  # any whitespace
>                    r'[^\s\w]*\w+[a-zA-Z]-(?=[a-zA-Z]\w+)|' # hyphenated words
>                    r'(?<=[\w\!\"\'\&\.\,\?])-{2,}(?=\w))')   # em-dash
>     print textwrap.fill('aaaaaaaaaa 2005-02-21', 18)
> behaves better:
>     aaaaaaaaaa
>     2005-02-21
> What do you think about changing the default wordsep_re?

Please post a patch to SF.  If you're not familiar with the process,
take a look at http://www.python.org/dev/dev_intro.html

Another thing: I don't know whether you'll get this in direct e-mail;
it's considered a bit rude for python-dev to use munged addresses.
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