regular expression: perl ==> python

les_ander at les_ander at
Wed Dec 22 06:12:09 CET 2004

i am so use to perl's regular expression that i find it hard
to memorize the functions in python; so i would appreciate if
people can tell me some equivalents.

1) In perl:
$line = "The food is under the bar in the barn.";
if ( $line =~ /foo(.*)bar/ ) { print "got <$1>\n"; }

in python, I don't know how I can do this?
How does one capture the $1? (I know it is \1 but it is still not clear
how I can simply print it.

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