Python and Regular Expressions
pmaupin at gmail.com
Sat Apr 10 13:11:07 EDT 2010
On Apr 10, 11:35 am, Neil Cerutti <ne... at norwich.edu> wrote:
> On 2010-04-10, Patrick Maupin <pmau... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > as Pyparsing". Which is all well and good, except then the OP
> > will download pyparsing, take a look, realize that it uses
> > regexps under the hood, and possibly be very confused.
> I don't agree with that. If a person is trying to ski using
> pieces of wood that they carved themselves, I don't expect them
> to be surprised that the skis they buy are made out of similar
But, in this case, the guy ASKED how to make the skis in his
woodworking shop, and was told not to be silly -- you don't use wood
to make skis -- and then directed to go buy some skis that are, in
fact, made out of wood.
I think it would have been perfectly appropriate to point out that it
might take some additional woodworking equipment and a bit of
experience and/or study and/or extra work to make decent skis out of
wood (and, oh, by the way, here is where you can buy some ready-made
skis cheap), but the original response didn't explain it like this.
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