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.
|Read and write strings as if they were files.
|Faster version of StringIO, but not subclassable.
|Text wrapping and filling
|Encode and decode data and streams.
|Internationalized Domain Names implementation
|UTF-8 codec with BOM signature
|Access the Unicode Database.
|String preparation, as per RFC 3453
|General floating point formatting functions.
Information on the methods of string objects can be found in section 3.6.1, ``String Methods.''See About this document... for information on suggesting changes.