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Simpler, cleaner access to regular expressions. Globs too.

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A simplified interface to Python’s regular expression (re) string search. Eliminates steps and provides simpler access to results. As a bonus, also provides compatible way to access Unix glob searches.

Usage

Python regular expressions are powerful, but the language’s lack of an en passant (in passing) assignment requires a preparatory motion and then a test:

import re

match = re.search(pattern, some_string)
if match:
    print match.group(1)

With simplere, you can do it in fewer steps:

from simplere import *

if match / re.search(pattern, some_string):
    print match[1]

That’s particularly valuable in complex search-and-manipulate code that requires multiple levels of searching along with pre-conditions, error checking, and post-match cleanup, formatting, and actions.

As a bonus, simplere also provides simple glob access.:

if 'globtastic' in Glob('glob*'):
    print "Yes! It is!"
else:
    raise ValueError('OH YES IT IS!')

It can also conveniently match against multiple glob patterns, and/or do case-insensitive glob searches.

See Read the Docs for the full installation and usage documentation.

Notes

  • Version 1.1 adds multi-pattern and case insensitive Glob subclass. Added wheel packaging. Rearranged and extended testing structure. Updated setup and docs.

  • See CHANGES.rst for a fuller historical view of changes.

  • Automated multi-version testing managed with pytest and tox. Continuous integration testing with Travis-CI. Packaging linting with pyroma.

    Successfully packaged for, and tested against, all late-model versions of Python: 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5 pre-release (3.5.0b3) as well as PyPy 2.6.0 (based on 2.7.9) and PyPy3 2.4.0 (based on 3.2.5).

  • The author, Jonathan Eunice or @jeunice on Twitter welcomes your comments and suggestions.

Installation

To install or upgrade to the latest version:

pip install -U simplere

To easy_install under a specific Python version (3.3 in this example):

python3.3 -m easy_install --upgrade simplere

(You may need to prefix these with sudo to authorize installation. In environments without super-user privileges, you may want to use pip’s --user option, to install only for a single user, rather than system-wide.)

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