Stack Overflow moderator “animuson”

Mats Peterson matsp999 at
Wed Jul 10 11:03:24 CEST 2013

Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:42 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
>> I fear you don’t even know what a regular expression is. Then this of
>> course won’t affect you whatsoever.
> Troll.  A quick search of my Gmail archives turns up 18 threads in
> which Chris has used the phrase "regular expression".

Not a troll. It's just hard to convince Python users that their beloved
language would have inferior regular expression performance to Perl.


Mats Peterson

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