[Baypiggies] Bug in re module?

Mitch Patenaude patenaude at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 19:57:30 CET 2012

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but I think I have a bug in the re module:
mpatenaude-mbp:tmp mpatenaude$ python2.7
Python 2.7.3 (default, Apr 13 2012, 00:05:08)
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot 3)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import re
>>> line="\tTest2.1\n"
>>> matchobj = re.match('Test2.1',line,0)
>>> matchobj

It's not matching a very simple string.

(I know that '.' is a special character, but it should match any character,
including a period itself, so I didn't bother to escape it.)

It *works* if I use findall rather than match, but I don't understand why.

  -- Mitch
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