Help with regular expression using findall and .*?

OKB (not okblacke) BrenBarn at aol.com
Fri Sep 13 03:35:02 CEST 2002


czrpb wrote:

> p=re.compile(r'macro.*?orcam',re.DOTALL)
> 
> for x in re.findall(p,s1):
>     print x
> 
> for x in re.findall(p,s2):
>     print x
> 

    	If you use re.findall directly you need to pass a pattern string 
in, not a compiled object, and I don't think there's a way to specify 
flags with that approach.  Instead, use the findall method on your 
compiled expression object:

for x in p.findall(s1):
    	print x

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