Different number of matches from re.findall and re.split

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Mon Jan 11 17:28:54 CET 2010


MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:

>> Yep.  Thanks for pointing that out.  I guess I just assumed that
>> re.split was similar to re.search/match/findall in what it accepted as
>> function parameters.  I guess I'll have to use a \n instead of a ^ for
>> split.
>> 
> You could use the .split method of a pattern object instead:
> 
>      tables = re.compile('^ 1', re.MULTILINE).split(line)

or you might include the flag in the regular expression literal: '(?m)^ 1'

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