flaming vs accuracy [was Re: Performance of int/long in Python 3]

Neil Hodgson nhodgson at iinet.net.au
Fri Mar 29 06:46:14 CET 2013


Chris Angelico:

> But both this and your example of case conversion are, fundamentally,
> iterating over the string. What if you aren't doing that? What if you
> want to parse and process?

    Parsing is also normally a scanning operation. If you want to 
process pieces of the string based on the parse then you remember the 
positions (as iterators) at the significant places and extract/process 
the data based on those positions.

    Neil



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