Can I specify regex group to return float or int instead of string?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Thu Feb 25 18:20:44 CET 2010
On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:00:07 -0800, Jeremy wrote:
> On Feb 25, 9:41 am, Steven D'Aprano <st... at REMOVE-THIS-
> cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 07:48:44 -0800, Jeremy wrote:
>> > I have a regular expression that searches for some numbers and puts
>> > them into a dictionary, i.e.
>> > '(?P<integer>\d+)\s+(?P<float>\d+\.\d+)'
>> > Is it possible to have the results of the matches returned as int or
>> > float objects instead of strings?
>> No. Just convert the match with int() or float() before storing it in
>> the dictionary. That is, instead of:
>> d[key] = match
>> d[key] = float(match)
>> or similar.
> I was afraid that was the only option. Oh well, thought I'd ask anyway.
Why "afraid"? What's the problem with calling int or float on the match?
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