[Python-Dev] Should we move to replace re with regex?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 09:57:24 CEST 2011

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 8:59 PM, Ezio Melotti <ezio.melotti at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think it would be good to:
>>   1) have some document that explains the general design and main (internal)
>> functions of the module (e.g. a PEP);
> I don't think that such a document needs to be a PEP; PEPs are usually
> intended where there is significant discussion expected, not just to
> explain things. A README file or a Wiki page would be fine, as long as
> it's sufficiently comprehensive.

timsort.txt and dictnotes.txt may be useful precedents for the kind of
thing that is useful on that front. IIRC, the pymalloc stuff has a
massive embedded comment, which can also work.


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