[newbie] Strange behavior of the re module

Sion Arrowsmith siona at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Mon Aug 23 17:58:00 CEST 2004


Fred  <fred at acme.com> wrote:
>output = re.sub('</body>', body, output)

Here's another hint: string.replace() is a lot faster than re.sub(),
and doesn't require any extra escaping of the replacement string.

Regular expressions are a bit of a Swiss Army knife in Python.
They'll do the job, but the proper tool will do it better.

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