Possible PEP Submission
tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Dec 9 22:59:48 CET 2013
On 12/9/2013 3:36 PM, Logan Collins wrote:
> Just checking whether 1) a PEP is the proper place for this
No, not needed. If, after discussion here (or python-ideas), such a
change would only need a tracker issue.
> and 2) what y'all think about it.
> I would like to propose a change to the the 're' standard library to
> support iterables.
Not really. You are proposing that re.sub accept an iterable of strings
for the replacement string.
> So, something like the following would work:
> import re
> text = """hello user
> hello user
> hello user"""
Repeating the text is the wrong approach. So is using re when not needed.
> users = ["Bob", "Alice", "Jeffery"]
> newtext = re.sub("user", users, text)
> # newtext = "hello Bob\nhello Alice\nhello Jeffery"
>>> '\n'.join('Hello user'.replace('user', name) for name in ["Bob",
'Hello Bob\nHello Alice\nHello Jeffery'
Terry Jan Reedy
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