[Tutor] Regex help

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Aug 28 18:26:48 CEST 2006

William O'Higgins Witteman wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 11:36:18AM -0400, Kent Johnson wrote:
>> William O'Higgins Witteman wrote:
>>> Thank you for this. The problem is apparently not my syntax, but
>>> something else.  Here is a pared-down snippet of what I'm doing:
>>> In [1]: import re
>>> In [2]: pat = re.compile('''
>>>         ...:copy of
>>>         ...:|
>>>         ...:admin
>>>         ...:''', re.IGNORECASE | re.VERBOSE)
>> But even if you do escape the space, I'm not sure what you expect to match. Colon is not special to regexes (except in non-grouping parentheses (?:...) ), so your regex expects literal colons in the string, which you don't have.
> Um, that is the output of the iPython shell, which I thought you used.
> I just copied the output into the window.  It indicates an indent.  I
> didn't mean to muddy the waters.  Sorry.

Uh, right. I guess it's my turn to look like an idiot :-) The indenting 
got messed up so it looks like part of the code. (Yeah, that's right, 
I'll blame it on the email software ;)


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