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Sun Jan 23 13:12:56 CET 2005
Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> For some reason, I am having the hardest time doing something that should
> be obvious. (Note time of posting ;)
> Given an arbitrary string, I want to find each individual instance of
> text in the form: "[PROMPT:optional text]"
> I tried this:
> Which works fine when the text is exactly "[PROMPT:whatever]" but
> does not match on:
> "something [PROMPT:foo] something [PROMPT:bar] something ..."
> The overall goal is to identify the beginning and end of each [PROMPT...]
> string in the line.
> Ideas anyone?
If I understand correctly, this is what you are trying to achieve:
>>> import re
>>> temp = "something [PROMPT:foo] something [PROMPT:bar] something ..."
>>> prompt_re = re.compile(r"\[PROMPT:.*?\]")
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