[Python-ideas] Proposed convenience functions for re module

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Jul 23 14:44:36 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009, Ron Adam wrote:
> While we could allow regular expression input to work, for many  
> applications it is overkill and it is too complex for many users.  For  
> example I would not like to try and teach my parents all the subtleties 
> of regular expressions when they are struggling to understand a lot more 
> basic things.  They don't want to learn how to program computers, they 
> just want to get a recipe that has [+chicken +"tomato sauce" -onions].

This sounds like a *great* addition to PyPI....  ;-)

(That is, something like this is unlikely to make it into Python unless
there's code that has seen uptake in the community.)
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