Help with regex and optional substring in search string
timur at freescale.com
Thu Oct 15 00:22:35 CEST 2009
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Zero Piraeus <schesis at gmail.com> wrote:
> '(?:etc)' instead of '(etc)' are non-grouping parentheses (since you
> apparently don't care about that bit).
Ah yes, thanks.
> '[^\]]' instead of '[\w\s]' matches "everything except a closing bracket".
I originally had just '[^\]', and I couldn't figure out why it
wouldn't work. Maybe I need new glasses.
> The '\s*' before the second set of parentheses takes out the leading
> whitespace that would otherwise be returned as part of the match.
And I want that. The next line of my code is:
description = m.group(2).strip() + "\n\n"
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