PEP proposal: enhanced string functions

John Roth johnroth at
Fri Nov 16 06:41:03 CET 2001

"Dale Strickland-Clark" <dale at> wrote in message
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> I don't think you can have too much string processing help.
> Without it you are frequently left with character-level manipulation
> and code that starts to resemble assembler in detail.
> That said, you can achieve an awful lot with cunning use of re and %.

Yea, right. Some of us have other things to do than become
experts in obscure things you can do with regular expressions.

John Roth

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