pattern-based string expansion

Andrew Dalke dalke at acm.org
Thu Apr 20 07:48:22 CEST 2000


Nick Mathewson wrote:
>It's a very very simplified version of (a subset of (a more general
>regex-manipulation module for (a project that I'm working on))).  I
>didn't need an expansion function for my project, but it was pretty
>easy to hack one up.


You'ld probably be interested to know that Python 1.6a has an
sre_parse module which parses regular expressions into a Python
data structure.  But technically the distribution says you can
only use that module for alpha/beta testing.

                    Andrew






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