[Python-ideas] Give regex operations more sugar
rhodri at kynesim.co.uk
Wed Jun 13 07:46:35 EDT 2018
On 13/06/18 12:06, Ken Hilton wrote:
> Hi all,
> Regexes are really useful in many places, and to me it's sad to see the
> builtin "re" module having to resort to requiring a source string as an
> argument. It would be much more elegant to simply do "s.search(pattern)"
> than "re.search(pattern, s)".
> I suggest building all regex operations into the str class itself, as well
> as a new syntax for regular expressions.
My first, most obvious thought is that Python is not Perl, and does not
encourage people to reach for regular expressions at every opportunity.
That said, I don't see how having a special delimiter syntax for
something that could just as well be a string is a help.
Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd
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