[Python-Dev] What does a double coding cookie mean?

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Mar 17 20:54:12 EDT 2016

On 03/17/2016 04:54 PM, Glenn Linderman wrote:
> On 3/16/2016 12:59 AM, Serhiy Storchaka wrote:

>> Actually "must match the regular expression" is not correct, because
>> re.match() implies anchoring at the start. I have proposed more
>> correct regular expression in other branch of this thread.
> "match" doesn't imply anchoring at the start.  "re.match()" does (and as
> a result is very confusing to newbies to Python re, that have used other
> regexp systems).

It still confuses me from time to time.  :(


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