PEP 358 and operations on bytes

John Machin sjmachin at
Wed Oct 4 17:46:33 CEST 2006

Paul Rubin wrote:
> "John Machin" <sjmachin at> writes:
> > So why haven't you been campaigning for regular expression support for
> > sequences of int, and for various array.array subtypes?
> regexps work on byte arrays.

But not on other integer subtypes. If regexps should not be restricted
to text, they should work on domains whose number of symbols is greater
than 256, shouldn't they?

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