4. String Services
The modules described in this chapter provide a wide range of string
manipulation operations. Here's an overview:
||Common string operations.|
||Regular expression search and match operations with a
Perl-style expression syntax.|
||Interpret strings as packed binary data.|
||Helpers for computing differences between objects.|
||General floating point formatting functions.|
||Read and write strings as if they were files.|
||Faster version of StringIO, but not
||Encode and decode data and streams.|
||Access the Unicode Database.|
Information on the methods of string objects can be found in
section 2.2.6, ``String Methods.''
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