problem with re module

Markus Jais info at mjais.de
Sun Oct 21 21:53:24 CEST 2001


hello
forget the question. I am a fool. made a stupid mistake
everything works fine now. 

markus


Markus Jais wrote:

> hello
> I have a strange problem
> when I take the re example from the python org site
> and put in my interactive python interpreter
> everythings works fine:
> 
> Python 2.1 (#1, Jun  4 2001, 12:55:45)
> [GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-81)] on linux2
> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> import re
>>>> p = re.compile('ab*')
>>>> print p
> <SRE_Pattern object at 0x8131350>
>>>>
> 
> but when I put it in a file:
> #!/usr/local/bin/python
>  
> import re
> p = re.compile('ab*')
> print p
> 
> I get an error:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "re.py", line 3, in ?
>     import re
>   File "./re.py", line 4, in ?
>     p = re.compile('ab*')
> AttributeError: 're' module has no attribute 'compile'
> 
> 
> this error first appeared today and it only happens with the re
> module. I can also not use any DOM modoles for example because
> the rely on the re module
> 
> but everything is intstalled unter
> /usr/local/lib/python2.1
> 
> can anybody help me??
> 
> thanks
> markus




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