re.NONE

Xavier Ho contact at xavierho.com
Tue Jun 23 01:47:49 CEST 2009


(arg, MRAB, sorry, wrong address!)

Defining None to 0 is a bad idea. You'll have trouble debugging later on.

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On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 9:43 AM, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:

> 1x7y2z9 wrote:
>
>> I am currently using python v2.5.2.
>>
>> Not sure if this is defined in a later version, but it would be nice
>> to define re.NONE = 0 in the re module.  This would be useful in cases
>> such as:
>> flags = re.DOTALL if dotall else re.NONE
>>
>> Also useful for "building up" flags by ORing with other flags.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>
> Just use 0.
>
> If you want it added then try requesting it at:
>
> http://bugs.python.org/
>
> although it might be best to first gauge how much support you have for
> the suggestion.
>
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