how to match whole word

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Wed Jul 16 18:46:46 CEST 2008

Peng Yu wrote:

> I didn't read the docs and tried the following code.
> regex = re.compile(r"\A" + re.escape(old_str) + r"\Z",
> opts.ignore_case and re.I or 0)
> But I'm not sure why it is not working.

as the documentation says, \A and \Z matches at the beginning/end of a 
*string*, not a word.


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