More random python observations from a perl programmer

Florian Weimer fw at s.netic.de
Fri Aug 20 13:06:34 CEST 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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