Can a low-level programmer learn OOP?

Eddie Corns eddie at
Tue Jul 17 17:29:22 CEST 2007

aahz at (Aahz) writes:

>In article <7cqo93pona4qoc4s94hh9rjrjalniilqts at>,
>Wolfgang Strobl  <news2 at> wrote:
>>SNOBOLs powerfull patterns still shine, compared to Pythons clumsy
>>regular expressions. 

>Keep in mind that Python regular expressions are modeled on the
>grep/sed/awk/Perl model so as to be familiar to any sysadmin -- but
>there's a reason why Python makes it a *library* unlike Perl.  So adding
>SNOBOL patterns to another library would be a wonderful gift to the
>Python community...

I don't believe you can get the benefit of SNOBOL matching without direct
language support.  There's only so much a library can do. However a valiant
and interesting effort:


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