re module: Nothing to repeat, but no sre_constants.error: nothing to repeat ?

Devin Jeanpierre jeanpierreda at
Tue Feb 14 14:33:12 CET 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at> wrote:
> $ is a meta character for regular expressions. Use '\$*', which does
> compile.

I mean for it to be a meta-character.

I'm wondering why it's OK for to repeat a zero-width match if it is a
zero-width assertion.

-- Devin

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