[Python-Dev] re.Scanner and string.Template

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Sep 17 17:34:07 CEST 2009

2009/9/17 nathan binkert <nate at binkert.org>:
> I've been working on code that works a lot like string.Template and in
> the process, I stumbled on re.Scanner.  I have two questions.
> 1) Is re.Scanner ever going to be official?  Can I count on it being
> in future versions of python?  It's been there for a really long time,
> so I assume so, but something that's undocumented seems that it could
> be dropped easily.

See http://bugs.python.org/issue5337.

> 2) Is there a reason that string.Template doesn't use re.Scanner?  My
> understanding of re.Scanner is that it is exactly what you want for
> something like string.Template.

Perhaps because it wasn't documented. :)


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