How to escape # hash character in regex match strings
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Thu Jun 11 18:19:33 EDT 2009
>> I'm surprised it's been so difficult to find an example of the hash
>> character in a RegEx string -- for exactly this type of situation,
>> since it's so common in the real world that people want to put a pound
>> symbol in front of a number.
> It's a character with no special meaning to the regex engine, so I'm not
> in the least surprised that there aren't many examples containing it.
> You could just as validly claim that there aren't many examples involving
> the letter 'q'.
It depends on whether the re.VERBOSE option is passed. If you're using
a verbose regexp, you can use "#" to comment portions of it:
r = re.compile(r"""
\d+ # some digits
[aeiou] # some vowels
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