Generating text from a regular expression

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Wed Mar 31 16:13:32 CEST 2010

On 2010-03-31, Nathan Harmston <iwanttobeabadger at> wrote:

> I have a slightly complicated/medium sized regular expression and I
> want to generate all possible words that it can match
> I was wondering if this possible in Python or possible using
> anything. Google doesnt seem to give any obvious answers.

We did this one a couple weeks ago.

It's not possible in the general case (there are an infinite number of
matching words for many/most regular expressions).

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