re.sub question (regular expressions)
jeanmichel at sequans.com
Fri Oct 16 18:50:32 CEST 2009
Chris Seberino wrote:
> What does this line do?...
> input_ = re.sub("([a-zA-Z]+)", '"\\1"', input_)
> Does it remove parentheses from words?
> e.g. (foo) -> foo ???
> I'd like to replace [a-zA-Z] with \w but \w makes it blow up.
> In other words, re.sub("(\w+)", '"\\1"', input_) blows up.
( has a special meaning of not preceded by \ (see re help)
the first line transform 'foo' into '"foo"'
your solution is doing the same.
If I'm wrong, MRAB will come into rescue anyway :o)
More information about the Python-list