[Tutor] How can this code be made even better ?

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Aug 6 12:06:13 CEST 2015

On 06/08/15 06:39, Aadesh Shrestha wrote:
> import re
> text = input('Enter your text with phone number using xx-xxxxxxx format \n')
> contact = re.compile(r'\d\d-\d\d\d\d\d\d\d')
> for i in range(len(text)):
>      chunk = text[i:i+10]
>      mo = contact.search(chunk)
>      if mo:
>          print('Phone Number Found:'+mo.group())

Remove the loop?
re.search can find the pattern in the whole of text
without a loop. That's basically the point of it.

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