Title: Improve re documentation
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation, Regular Expressions Versions: Python 3.7, Python 3.6
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: Brian Ward, akuchling, barry, cryvate, docs@python, ezio.melotti, gregory.p.smith, mrabarnett, serhiy.storchaka
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2017-10-06 14:22 by serhiy.storchaka, last changed 2017-10-14 09:26 by serhiy.storchaka. This issue is now closed.

Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 3907 merged serhiy.storchaka, 2017-10-06 14:24
PR 3994 merged serhiy.storchaka, 2017-10-14 08:42
Messages (7)
msg303822 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-10-06 14:22
The proposed PR improves the documentation of re module and Regular Expression HOWTO.

* Clarify the effect of the LOCALE flag.

* Remove outdated statements.

* Add an example of escaping a replacement string.

* Add or correct some references.

* Improve and fix a formatting.
msg303825 - (view) Author: Henk-Jaap Wagenaar (cryvate) * Date: 2017-10-06 15:11
I was looking at your changes and got myself in a muddle. What is you rational for when you use ``[character or string]`` versus ``'[character or string]``? You seem to be creating consistency there, but I cannot quite see the rules you are aiming for!
msg303826 - (view) Author: Ezio Melotti (ezio.melotti) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-10-06 15:19
ISTM that ``x`` is used when x is a regex or regex metachar, whereas ``'x'`` is used when 'x' is a string.  I find this distinction reasonable.
msg303829 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-10-06 15:40
It is explained in the documentation:

(In the rest of this
section, we'll write RE's in ``this special style``, usually without quotes, and
strings to be matched ``'in single quotes'``.)
msg303833 - (view) Author: Brian Ward (Brian Ward) * Date: 2017-10-06 16:00
In re.rst, the instances of "Correcsponds the" should be "Corresponds to the" and "Doesn't have correcsponding inline flag" should be "No corresponding inline flag."
msg304387 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-10-14 08:14
New changeset cd195e2a7ac5c9b2574d5462752b7939641de4a9 by Serhiy Storchaka in branch 'master':
bpo-31714: Improved regular expression documentation. (#3907)
msg304390 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-10-14 09:17
New changeset 69ed5b61e7d2bdaf2dc6684061f737adc24a96ae by Serhiy Storchaka in branch '3.6':
[3.6] bpo-31714: Improved regular expression documentation. (GH-3907). (#3994)
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