[Python-ideas] Give regex operations more sugar

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Jun 13 20:09:35 EDT 2018

Michel Desmoulin wrote:
> Also, we do have to saturate the str namespace with all the re
> functions. We could decide to go for `str.re.stuff`.

However, note that this is not as simple as just adding a
class attribute to str that references the re module,
since presumably you want to be able to write


instead of having to write

    mystring.re.match(pattern, mystring)


    str.re.match(pattern, mystring)

which would mostly defeat the purpose.


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