What is built-in method sub
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Mon Jan 11 22:01:04 CET 2010
On 2010-01-11, Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> wrote:
[regarding profiling results]
> I think you'll find that Python's regex engine is pretty much
> optimised as well as it can be, short of a major re-write. But
> to quote Jamie Zawinski:
> Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know,
> I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.
> The best way to optimize regexes is to use them only when
> necessary. They are inherently an expensive operation, a
> mini-programming language of it's own. Naturally some regexes
> are more expensive than others: some can be *really*
> expensive, some are not.
And for all pracitacal purposes, you can't tell which is which.
At least not for any value of "you" I've run into...
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