More random python observations from a perl programmer
fw at s.netic.de
Fri Aug 20 07:06:34 EDT 1999
Tom Christiansen <tchrist at mox.perl.com> 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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