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Re: Bug#666790: ITP: python-regex -- alternative regular expression module

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 09:58, Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> wrote:
> ]] Sandro Tosi
>>  For testing and comparison with the current 're' module the new implementation
>>  is in the form of a module called 'regex'.
> This sounds like a bad name, since there used to be a regex module in
> the standard distribution a few years back and there's therefore a fair
> amount of documentation warning against using it.

that's the upstream name, and infact I've renamed the also source to
python-regex (instead of keeping 'regex' as upsteram chose); also,
it's well known in the python community what regex module is. To make
it more clear, packages will be python{,3}-regex{,-dbg} but what
you'll import is regex, as per Python Policy.

Could you point to some references about why it's a bad name?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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