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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Players Dictionary and Class

Topher Knoll
Topher Knoll
3,572 Points

Bummer: try again

I think whenever someone is rude to me on the street, I'm just going to start saying, "bummer: try again."

I do the code challenges like they're explained and I get no hints as to why it's wrong. It doesn't help that the instructions are vague. I'm not even sure how they want me to "set" the values in the class. Should I even make a loop?

import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth: 20
Chalkley, Andrew: 25
McFarland, Dave: 10
Kesten, Joy: 22
Stewart Pinchback, Pinckney Benton: 18'''

players = re.compile(r"""
    ^(?P<last_name>[\w ]*),[\s]
    (?P<first_name>[\w ]*):[\s]
""", re.X | re.M)

class Player:
    def __init__(self, last_name, first_name, score):
        for match in players.finditer(string):
            self.last_name = match.groupdict('last_name')
            self.first_name = match.groupdict('first_name')
            self.score = match.groupdict('score')

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,626 Points

Task 1 specifically asks for a "re.search() or re.match()", but this code has a "re.compile" instead. When you fix it, remember to include the "string" as an argument.

Then in the new class, you won't need a loop or any fancy regex references. Just simply assign the attributes from the arguments.