question about speed of sequential string replacement vs regex or

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Sep 28 15:32:49 CEST 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Neil Cerutti <neilc at> wrote:
> I'd like to know what "string replacement" is supposed to mean in
> the context of Python.

Substring replacement, such as:
>>> "Hello, world!".replace(", "," -- ")
'Hello -- world!'

The str method doesn't accept a list, though, so it won't do
simultaneous replaces. (At least, I don't think it can. Tried it only
in Python 3.2 on Windows.)


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