RegEx question

Tim Chase python.list at
Thu Oct 4 22:08:51 CEST 2007

[sigh...replying to my own post]
> However, things to try:
> - sometimes the grouping parens need to be escaped with "\"
> - sometimes "\w" isn't a valid character class, so use the 
> long-hand variant of something like "[a-zA-Z0-9_]]
> - sometimes the "+" is escaped with a "\"
> - if you don't use raw strings, you'll need to escape your "\" 
> characters, making each instance "\\"

just to be clear...these are some variants you may find in 
non-python regexps (or in python regexps if you're not using raw 


More information about the Python-list mailing list