[Python-ideas] Give regex operations more sugar

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Thu Jun 14 01:29:52 EDT 2018

On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:59:34PM +0200, Michel Desmoulin wrote:

> > Attaching an entire module to a type is probably worse than
> > adding a slew of extra methods to the type.
> > 
> Not my point.
> str.re would not be the re module, just a namespace where to group all
> regex related string methods.

That's what a module is :-)

How would this work? If I say:

"My string".re.match(...)

if str.re is "just a namespace" how will the match function know the 
string it is to operate on?


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