Problems with regexps

Dennis Reinhardt DennisR at dair.com
Sat Nov 8 00:10:07 CET 2003


>     sample = 'FOO= BAR'
>     if re.search(r'[^=]\s*BAR', sample):
>         print 'Match 2.'

The [^=] will match on the space preceding BAR.  The \s* matches because
there are zero spaces remaining.  Result: match.

Prediction: you can get the first expression to fail by putting in two
spaces, not one.

Caveat: untested.
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Dennis Reinhardt

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