convert a string to a regex?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Thu Nov 19 09:45:36 CET 2009


Peng Yu schrieb:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 9:12 PM, Tim Chase
> <python.list at tim.thechases.com> wrote:
>>> There are many special characters listed on
>>> http://docs.python.org/library/re.html
>>>
>>> I'm wondering if there is a convenient function that can readily
>>> convert a string with the special characters to its corresponding
>>> regex. For example,
>>>
>>> "some.thing" => "some\.thing"
>> Did you try bothering to *read* the page you linked to?
>>
>> There's a function for escaping strings right there...
>>
>> Literacy...a worthwhile skill to obtain.
> 
> Sorry, I didn't see it. If there are examples besides explanations for
> each command, it will help people see the usage of each command more
> easily.

Or it will clutter the whole page.

That's not to say the docs can't be improved. But *reading* them will 
always be required.

Diez



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