startswith() and endswith() for re's would be more intuitive

metaperl metaperl at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 16:13:17 CEST 2006


I just finished answering a question in #python because someone tried
to match using ... well.. match()
but did not realize that match() is actually startswith() for regexps.

I suggest:
re.compile('blah').atstartof(string)
re.compile('blah').atendof(string)

But it will never happen.




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