EEP 9 and binary strings

Andrew Thompson andrew@REDACTED
Thu Sep 24 04:21:43 CEST 2009

I'm wondering about the status of EEP 9 and the concept of binary
strings. Did this EEP just die, does everyone just use the re module for
dealing with them now?

It seems pretty easy to do the basic string stuff with binary strings
(I spent a few minutes and implemented strpos, strrpos, strchr, strrchr
and substr) but am I reinventing the wheel needlessly? Most of the stuff
I want to do doesn't need regular expressions but should I just use them


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