[Python-Dev] EuroPython Language Summit report

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Jun 28 19:23:42 CEST 2011

On 28/06/2011 18:08, Bill Janssen wrote:
> Michael Foord<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>  wrote:
>> The new regex library has some great improvements:
>>      http://bugs.python.org/issue2636
>> It also has users and committed maintainers, so I hope we can bring it
>> into 3.3. It wasn't easy to tell from skimming the change notes that
>> Unicode character classes are amongst the new features. Is that the
>> case?
> According to http://effbot.org/zone/unicode-objects.htm (from 2004), the
> existing re module already supports Unicode character classes, so the
> regex module will as well.  But the support has been updated, according
> to the change notes.
Thanks. Support for Unicode character classes was one of the 
improvements needed in the re module reported from the language summit - 
so I wonder if the changes in regex are sufficient.


> Bill


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