what is \s+ and \S+ means in re.compile?

Ed Leafe ed at leafe.com
Sun Mar 20 16:17:54 CET 2005


On Mar 20, 2005, at 9:59 AM, sam wrote:

> I was confused by \s+ and \S+ in python.
> The second one (\S+) is stand for matching all alphabets except for 
> digit and space? How about the first one?

 From the docs:

\s
Matches any whitespace character; this is equivalent to the set [ 
\t\n\r\f\v].

  \S
Matches any non-whitespace character; this is equivalent to the set [^ 
\t\n\r\f\v].

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