[Python-ideas] idea: Template.match function
joe at strout.net
Sat Oct 11 03:49:02 CEST 2008
On Oct 10, 2008, at 7:38 PM, Jared Grubb wrote:
> You can basically do this using regular expressions; it's not as
> "pretty", but it does exactly the same thing
That's true; and you can use % to do the same thing as
Template.substitute (though it's not as pretty).
The point is, we already have a very pretty Template class that does
this operation in one direction; it ought to do it in the other
direction too. The fact that it doesn't is surprising to a newbie
(speaking from personal experience there), and the equivalent 're'
incantation is considerably harder to come up with -- even more so
than using % is harder than Template.substitute.
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