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Author vbr
Recipients akitada, akuchling, amaury.forgeotdarc, collinwinter, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, gregory.p.smith, jaylogan, jimjjewett, loewis, mark, moreati, mrabarnett, nneonneo, pitrou, r.david.murray, rsc, sjmachin, timehorse, vbr
Date 2010-03-04.01:45:26
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Actually I had that impression too, but I was mainly surprised with these requirements being on the lowest level of the unicode support. Anyway, maybe the relevance of these guidelines for the real libraries is is lower, than I expected.

Probably the simpler cases are adequately handled with lookarounds, e.g. (?:\w(?<!\p{Greek}))+ and the complex examples like symmetric differences seem to be beyond the normal scope of re anyway.

Personally, I would find the surrogate handling more useful, but I see, that it isn't actually the job for the re library, given that the narrow build of python doesn't support indexing, slicing, len  of these characters either...

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