re.match

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at nortelnetworks.com
Tue Mar 20 16:22:55 CET 2001


    Hey people. Could someone explain the purpose of the match function in the
re module? If it's only difference from search is to match at the beginning of
the line, why does it exist? That's what the ^ in the regexp is for. 

    Thanks,

    Mike

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