how to get all repeated group with regular expression

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Fri Nov 21 18:35:05 CET 2008


On 2008-11-21 15:31, scsoce wrote:
> say, when I try to search and match every char  from variable length
> string, such as string '123456',

??? That's a strange requirement. If you want to match every character,
then why are you using a regular expression for this ?

>  i tried re.findall( r'(\d)*, '12346' )
> , but only get '6' and Python doc indeed say: "If a group is contained
> in a part of the pattern that matched multiple times, the last match is
> returned."
> cause the regx engine cannot remember all the past history then ?  is it
> nature to all regx engine or only to Python ?

>>> list(re.match( r'(\d*)', '12346' ).group(1))
['1', '2', '3', '4', '6']

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