doing hundreds of re.subs efficiently on large strings

Alex Martelli aleax at
Thu Mar 27 19:25:08 CET 2003

Anders J. Munch wrote:

> "Alex Martelli" <aleax at> wrote:
>> It's simpler/cleaner, and yes, that's more an issue of aesthetics than
>> of measurements.  Not sure what you mean by the .sub method "escaping
>> your attention" when it's right in the subject
> Reading help(re.sub), I took the 'repl' parameter for a simple string
> parameter and missed the dual typing.

Ah, yes -- that help text is definitely remiss in not mentioning the
sub method's special powers and pointing to the docs about it!


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