Regular Expressions: Can't quite figure this problem out

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Sep 25 05:04:03 CEST 2007


Robert Dailey wrote:
> What I meant was that it's not an option because I'm trying to learn 
> regular expressions. RE is just as built in as anything else.
> 
> On 9/24/07, *Steve Holden * <steve at holdenweb.com 
> <mailto:steve at holdenweb.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Robert Dailey wrote:
>      >
>      >
>      > On 9/24/07, *Gabriel Genellina* <gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
>     <mailto:gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar>
>      > <mailto:gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar <mailto:gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar>>>
>     wrote:
>      >
>      >     Yes: forget about regular expressions. ElementTree does that
>     for free:
>      >
>      >
>      > That's not an option.
>      >
>     Even though it's built into Python 2.5? That's a strange requirement.
> 
> 
Fair enough, but be aware that (as has already been pointed out) RE 
limitations will make it difficult to parse some XML. Still, trying to 
use them for that purpose is a good way of learning about them, I suppose.

regards
  Steve
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