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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Didn't get the right content in the groups. Last name was "Perotto, ", first name was "Pier Giorgio". Bummer error !

could someone look into the code below and help me understand what i am matching wrong ? thanks so much, the ppl fo th /bowing in silence/

import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'

names = re.match(r'''
    (?P<lastname>[\w ]*,\s)
    (?P<firstname>[\w ]+)
    ''', string, re.X)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,018 Points

You're very close, but the name parts are to be separated by a comma and space, those characters should not be included as part of the name.