re.match and non-alphanumeric characters

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Mon Nov 17 00:19:53 CET 2008

John Machin schrieb:
> On Nov 17, 4:44 am, "Diez B. Roggisch" <de... at> wrote:
>>  Match matches the whole string.
> *ONLY* if the pattern ends with "$" or r"\Z"

You think so?

import re

rex = re.compile("abc.*def")

if rex.match("abc0123455678def"):
     print "matched"


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