question on pattern

Ulrich Pfisterer ulrich.pfisterer at
Fri Jun 7 11:36:22 CEST 2002

I want to do a pattern match on a string that spans multiple lines (c++ 
style comments, re.match('(/\*.*?\*/)', filestring)
If I use the re.findall(pattern, string) method it only finds those 
matches that are on a single line. If I use re.match(pattern, string, 
DOTALL) it spans multiple lines but only finds the first match.
Any help on this one would be greatly appreciated.

More information about the Python-list mailing list