Re: Stack Overflow moderator “animuson”

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Wed Jul 10 11:00:48 CEST 2013

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:32 AM, Mats Peterson <matsp999 at> wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Mats Peterson <matsp999 at> wrote:
>>> A moderator who calls himself “animuson” on Stack Overflow doesn’t
>>> want to face the truth. He has deleted all my postings regarding Python
>>> regular expression matching being extremely slow compared to Perl.
>>> Additionally my account has been suspended for 7 days. Such a dickwad.
>> And this matters... how? What are we supposed to do about it? We are
>> not the Python Secret Underground, which emphatically does not exist.
>> ChrisA
> You aren’t supposed to do squat about it. I just wanted to mention it
> to the Python evangelists, who need to see the light.

It's well known that regular expressions are slow.  I wouldn't know
how they compare to Perl, which I don't use.

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