Le 10/02/2016 22:59, Luca Sangiacomo a écrit :
Hi, I hope the question is not too silly, but why I would like to understand the advantages of having both re.match() and re.search(). Wouldn't be more clear to have just one function with one additional parameters like this:
re.search(regexp, text, from_beginning=True|False) ?
Actually you can just do
But with match you express the intent to match the text with something, while with search, you express that you look for something in the text. Maybe that was the idea?
In this way we prevent, as written in the documentation, people writing ".*" in front of the regexp used with re.match()
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