[New-bugs-announce] [issue35496] left-to-right violation in match order

Steve Newcomb report at bugs.python.org
Fri Dec 14 11:06:16 EST 2018

New submission from Steve Newcomb <srn at coolheads.com>:

Documentation for the re module insists that matches are made left-to-right within the alternatives delimited by an "or* | group.  I seem to have found a case where the rightmost alternative is matched unless it (and only it) is commented out.  See attached script, which is self-explanatory.

files: left-to-right_violation_in_python3_re_match.py
messages: 331838
nosy: steve.newcomb
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: left-to-right violation in match order
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.6
Added file: https://bugs.python.org/file47997/left-to-right_violation_in_python3_re_match.py

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