21.2. Strategies for Parsing Text in Python
In the grand scheme of things, there are a variety of ways to handle text processing in Python:
For simpler tasks, Python's built-in string object is often all we really need. Python strings can be indexed, concatenated, sliced, and processed with both string method calls and built-in functions. Our emphasis in this chapter, though, is on higher-level tools and techniques for analyzing textual information. Let's briefly explore each of the other approaches with representative examples.