schizophrenic view of what is white space

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Dec 4 19:43:02 CET 2008

> so the default behaviour differs for unicode and re working on unicode. 
> I suppose that won't be true in Python 3.

import re
print(re.compile(r'\s').search('a b'))
print(re.compile(r'\s').search('a\xa0b') )

 >>> ================================ RESTART ===============
<_sre.SRE_Match object at 0x00ADAA68>
<_sre.SRE_Match object at 0x00ADAA68>

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