RegEx question

Tim Chase python.list at tim.thechases.com
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 
strings)

-tkc







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