More random python observations from a perl programmer

Florian Weimer fw at
Fri Aug 20 07:06:34 EDT 1999

Tom Christiansen <tchrist at> writes:

> GOTCHA: (low)
>     Regexes default to emacs style, not egrep style!  Gads!  This is
>     surprising to anyone except an emacs weenie.  Sigh.  And just *try*
>     to read the manpage on the differences based on passed in arguments
>     establishing the style.  There aren't any manpages!  Have a nice day.

That's no longer true.  There's now a regular expression module
in the standard distribution based on the PCRE library which uses
Perl-compatible regular expressions (with some very helpful extensions,
like named groups).

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