idiom for RE matching

Gordon Airporte JHoover at fbi.gov
Wed Jul 25 05:02:51 CEST 2007


Gabriel Genellina wrote:

> As is often the case, a regular expression is NOT the right tool to use 
> in this case.
> 
> --Gabriel Genellina

Very interesting, thank you. I think 'pattern matching' and I 
automatically think 'regular expressions'.
I did already find that it speeds things up to pre-test a line like

if 'bets' or 'calls' or 'raises' in line:
	run the appropriate re's

which isn't very pretty at all, and it seems I didn't manage to take the 
next steps to doing aways with the re's altogether.





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