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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

But there is only one...?

I'm doing a regex challenge in Python that's asking me to do a re.match() for the string below. Since there is only one, I made a simple group match that should match the letters of his last and first name, but I'm getting an error that says "Didn't get enough groups". I'm a little confused...

names.py
import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'

names = re.match(r'([\w ]+,\s[\w ]+)', string)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

The instructions say "The pattern should provide two groups, one for a last name match and one for a first name match."

Hint: The separator characters should not be part of either group.