"<" special character in re?

Stefan Witzel stefan.witzel at zvw.uni-goettingen.de
Mon Sep 18 15:29:48 CEST 2000


When I try to extract all characters between "<" and ">" using re ...

   import re
   hit = re.match('<(?P<i>[a-z]*)>', 'ab<cd>ef')
   if hit:
           print hit.group('i')
   else:
           print 'no hit'

... I always get "no hit". Is "<" a special character in re? 

Thanks in advance.

Stefan Witzel

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