Can I specify regex group to return float or int instead of string?
jlconlin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 18:00:07 CET 2010
On Feb 25, 9:41 am, Steven D'Aprano <st... at REMOVE-THIS-
> 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. Thanks for your help.
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