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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Compiling and Loops

Flags meaning in regular expression :(

re.compile(pattern, flags) - method to pre-compile and save a regular expression pattern, and any associated flags, for later use.

what is a flags?

1 Answer

Alex Koumparos
Alex Koumparos
Python Development Techdegree Student 36,887 Points

Hi Bijay,

Flags is a term that means switches or options or settings that you pass into the function. In the case of re.compile, they are options that specify things like whether this regex should be case-sensitive, or whether $ should refer to the end of a line or the end of the string, etc.

Hope that helps