Regex

Someone Something fordhaivat at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 02:23:44 CEST 2009


how can I implement this in python?

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Steven D'Aprano <
steven at remove.this.cybersource.com.au> wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:20:14 -0700, Chris Rebert wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Someone Something
> > <fordhaivat at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I'm trying to write a program that needs reg expressions in the
> >> following way. If the user types in "*something*" that means that the
> >> asterixes can be replaced by any string of letters. I haven't been able
> >> to find any reg expression tutorials that I can understand. Help?
> >
> > Sounds like you only need globbing
> > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glob_%28programming%29) as opposed to full
> > regexes.
> > Simple wildcard globbing can be trivially done by replacing the *s in
> > the string with ".*", like so:
> >
> > *something* ===> .*something.*
>
> Or just use the glob and fnmatch modules.
>
>
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