How do I find possible matches using regular expression?

Paul McGuire ptmcg at
Thu Nov 23 10:14:06 CET 2006

"Andy" <icetortoise at> wrote in message 
news:1164272307.978986.158810 at
> Hi there,
> I'm trying to do some predicting work over user input, here's my
> question:
> for pattern r'match me', the string 'no' will definitely fail to match,
> but 'ma' still has a chance if user keep on inputting characters after
> 'ma', so how do I mark 'ma' as a possible match string?
> Thanks a lot,
> Andy
Maybe .startsWith might be more useful than re.match, since you are 
predicting user input based on characters that have been typed so far.

-- Paul 

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