I’m just trying to get this to work:
…but it prints None. If I do:
It matches… does it by default match the beginning of the string? When it does match, how do I use the result?
How do I make the first one match? Is there better documentation than the python site offers?
Here is Solutions:
We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.
re.match implicitly adds
^ to the start of your regex. In other words, it only matches at the start of the string.
re.search will retry at all positions.
Generally speaking, I recommend using
re.search and adding
^ explicitly when you want it.
the docs is clear i think.
re.match(pattern, string[, flags])¶
If zero or more characters **at the beginning of string** match the
regular expression pattern, return a corresponding MatchObject
instance. Return None if the string does not match the pattern; note
that this is different from a zero-length match.
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂