Can I rely on...

MRAB google at
Thu Mar 19 17:07:18 CET 2009

Emanuele D'Arrigo wrote:
> If the answer is no, am I right to state the in the case portrayed
> above the only way to be safe is to use the following code instead?
> for item in compiledPatterns:
>    if(item.pattern == pattern):
>         print("The compiled pattern is stored.")
>         break
Correction to my last post: this isn't the same as using 'in'.

It should work, but remember that it compares only the pattern and not
any flags you might have used in the original re.compile().

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