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

Alexander Mitrofanov
Alexander Mitrofanov
5,029 Points

Create a variable named players that is an re.search() or re.match() to capture three groups: last_name, first_name, and

I am a bit puzzled with this task. Why do I need to use re.search() and not re.findall()

players.py
import re

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

players = re.search(r'''
        ^(?P<last_name>[\w\s]+),\s
        (?P<first_name>[\w\s]+):\s
        (?P<score>[\w\s]+)$\s
''', string, re.X|re.M)

1 Answer

Alexander Mitrofanov
Alexander Mitrofanov
5,029 Points

Ok, solved all my problems.

First of all the last \s is there by mistake in the last line.(Damn you ctrl-c, ctrl-v)

Another thing is: The error I got: "Didn't find the correct information for Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback." is super misleading an made me think about re.findall().