Dynamic text color

Dave McCormick mackrackit at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 19:37:41 CET 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 9:18 AM, John Posner <jjposner at optimum.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 05 Jan 2010 16:54:44 -0500, Dave McCormick <mackrackit at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>  But it is not what I am wanting. I first thought to make it look for a
>> space but that would not work when a single character like "#" is to be
>> colored if there is a "string" of them.  Or if all of the characters between
>> quotes are to be colored.
> Regular expressions are good at handling searches like:
> * all the characters between quotes
> * the two-character string "do", but only if it's a complete word
> -John
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I need another hint...

Been doing some reading and playing and it looks like
is what I need. But I can not figure out how to pass a variable between
If the word in question is between the "\b \b" and in the list then it works
like I want it to.
 The below does not work.

    greenList_regexp = "|".join(greenList)
    for matchobj in re.finditer(r'\bgreenList_regexp\b', complete_text):
        start,end = matchobj.span()

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