builtin regular expressions?

bearophileHUGS at lycos.com bearophileHUGS at lycos.com
Sun Oct 1 03:15:04 CEST 2006


Thorsten Kampe:
> And the simple reason why Regular Expressions are not a part of the
> core Python language is that Regular Expressions are overrated. They
> are simply not the preferred tool for every kind of text manipulation
> and extraction.

And their syntax is ugly and low level, they are difficult to read and
debug.
A way better syntax can probably be adopted (reverb and Pyparsing seem
much more pythonic).

Bye,
bearophile




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