Regular expressions help

Bernard Delmée bdelmee at
Tue Feb 24 20:36:50 CET 2004

> name fredgeorge
> name georgeharry
> name george
> I'm trying to find a regular expression that matches only the third
> one.

'name george' would do, then ?!? If you mean 'george' on its
own as opposed to the previous variants, that'd be r'\bgeorge\b'.
One nifty tool to learn and experiment with re's is the
tools/scripts/ script normally present in your python installation.

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