The Regex Story

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Fri Apr 9 07:27:14 EDT 2010

Steven D'Aprano, 09.04.2010 10:59:
> It's as if we decided that every maths problem had to be solved by a
> single expression, no matter how complex, and invented a painfully terse
> language unrelated to normal maths syntax for doing so:
> # Calculate the roots of sin**2(3*x-y):
> result = me.compile("{^g.?+*y:h}|\Y^r&(?P:2+)|\w+(x&y)|[?#\s]").solve()

Actually, I would expect that the result of any mathematical calculation 
can be found by applying a suitable regular expression to pi.


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