regular expressions questions
neelk at brick.cswv.com
Sat Apr 1 01:19:19 CEST 2000
Fredrik Lundh <effbot at telia.com> 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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