On re / regex replacement
wxjmfauth at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 04:43:38 EDT 2011
There is actually a discussion on the dev-list about the replacement
of "re" by "regex".
I'm not a regular expressions specialist, neither a regex user.
However, there is in regex a point that is a little bit disturbing
The regex module proposes a flag to select the "coding" (wrong word,
just to be short):
The global flags are: ASCII, LOCALE, NEW, REVERSE, UNICODE.
If I can undestand the ASCII flag, ASCII being the "lingua franca" of
almost all codings, I am more skeptical about the LOCALE/UNICODE
There is in my mind some kind of conflict here. What is 100% unicode
compliant shoud be locale independent ("Unicode.org") and a locale
depedency means a loss of unicode compliance.
I'm fearing some potential problems here: Users or modules working
in one mode, while some others are working in the other mode.
Nothing technical here. It seems to me nobody has pointed this
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