Regular Expressions...

Ken D'Ambrosio ken at jots.org
Thu Jan 8 01:51:21 CET 2009


Hi, all.  As a recovering Perl guy, I have to admit I don't quite "get"
the re module.  For example, I'd like to do a few things (I'm going to use
phone numbers, 'cause that's what I'm currently dealing with):
12345678900 -- How would I:
- Get just the area code?
- Get just the seven-digit number?

In Perl, I'd so something like
m/^1(...)(.......)/;
and then I'd have the numbers in $1 and $2, respectively.  But the Python
stuff simply isn't clicking for me.  If anyone could supply concrete
examples of how to do the problem, above, that would be terrific.

Thanks!

-Ken






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