RE Despair - help required

Robert Kern rkern at
Thu Aug 25 12:44:38 CEST 2005

Yoav wrote:
> I am trying the following:
>'\\[^"\\]+(?=("?$))', "c:\ret_files")
> and I get a return of NoneType, and I have no idea why. I know that I 
> missing something here, but I really can't figure out why (I bet it's 
> something obvious). I also tried this RE on KODOS and it works fine 
> there, so I am really puzzled.
> Any ideas?

Look at the second string. It has "\r" in the middle of it where you
really want "\\r" (or alternatively r"c:\ret_files").

Robert Kern
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