regular expressions questions

Neel Krishnaswami neelk at
Sat Apr 1 01:19:19 CEST 2000

Fredrik Lundh <effbot at> wrote:
> note that 're' isn't fast because it's using a cryptic syntax, it's fast
> because it's using a custom pattern matching engine instead of the
> python bytecode interpreter.  neel's original argument was that we
> can do better syntax-wise.

Exactly -- I think that readability could be improved, and there
wouldn't be as much of a "syntactic barrier" when moving from a regexp
to a full parser.


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