Curious to see alternate approach on a search/replace via regex

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Thu Feb 7 00:11:57 CET 2013


On 2013-02-06 21:41, rh wrote:
> I am curious to know if others would have done this differently. And if so
> how so?
>
> This converts a url to a more easily managed filename, stripping the
> http protocol off.
>
> This:
>
> http://alongnameofasite1234567.com/q?sports=run&a=1&b=1
>
> becomes this:
>
> alongnameofasite1234567_com_q_sports_run_a_1_b_1
>
>
> def u2f(u):
>      nx = re.compile(r'https?://(.+)$')
>      u = nx.search(u).group(1)
>      ux = re.compile(r'([-:./?&=]+)')
>      return ux.sub('_', u)
>
> One alternate is to not do the compile step. There must also be a way to
> do it all at once. i.e. remove the protocol and replace the chars.
>
Here's one way:

def u2f(u):
     return re.sub(r'^https?://|([-:./?&=]+)', lambda m: '_' if 
m.group(1) else '', u)




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