An ode to re.finditer()

Robert Oschler no_replies at fake_email_address.invalid
Sat Jul 31 19:57:50 EDT 2004

I figured I'd utter some words of praise for re.finditer().  It's such a
great feeling, when you come across a single statement that does everything
you want in two lines of code:

for g in re.finditer(pattern, string):

In two lines of code I can break out all the sub-strings I need with a
regular expressions pattern, and have each of them operated upon by a


[Note: Python 2.2.3 or better is needed to use re.finditer()]

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