question about speed of sequential string replacement vs regex or

Neil Cerutti neilc at norwich.edu
Wed Sep 28 15:22:41 CEST 2011


On 2011-09-28, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 10:28 PM, Xah Lee <xahlee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> each string needs to be changed to a unique string, not all to
>> the same string.
>
> And you'll find that this is, by and large, the most normal
> situation. Folding many strings down to one string is a lot
> less common. So, let's have some real-world use cases and then
> we can talk recommendations.

I'd like to know what "string replacement" is supposed to mean in
the context of Python.

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Neil Cerutti
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