[Python-Dev] I18N Toolkit
fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Nov 10 11:43:23 CET 1999
Andrew M. Kuchling <akuchlin at mems-exchange.org> wrote:
> I don't think that will be a problem, given that the Unicode engine
> would be a separate C implementation. A bit of 'if type(strg) ==
> UnicodeType' in re.py isn't going to cost very much speed.
a slightly hairer design issue is what combinations
of pattern and string the new 're' will handle.
the first two are obvious:
ordinary pattern, ordinary string
unicode pattern, unicode string
but what about these?
ordinary pattern, unicode string
unicode pattern, ordinary string
"coercing" patterns (i.e. recompiling, on demand)
seem to be a somewhat risky business ;-)
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