[TxMt] Re: Python interpretation of raw strings as regexes
jacobolus at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 02:09:22 UTC 2007
Fabry Nicholas F. wrote:
>>> I'm more and more convinced as time goes on that we should just stop
>>> trying to interpret raw strings as regexps.
>> I think you are probably right. Does anyone else have an opinion on
> Or will we just ditch regex syntax
> highlighting from Python altogether?
This was my thought. I dunno... I don't tend to use raw strings for
anything else, or at least nothing else with conflicting syntax, so it's
not *that* much of a problem for me personally. But several people have
had highlighting break on various stuff because of the regexp highlighting.
> So, perhaps raw strings should only be interpreted as regexes when
> directly preceded by re.[function]( - while this would not get
> everything we might want to be interpreted as a regex, it would capture
> some of the most common use cases.
This would be fine too (i.e. cause no problems), but would complexify
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