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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions The Basics

Here's another way to do it.

This uses a new keyword: "with". This keyword makes it easy to read files. It automatically closes the file.

import re

with open("basics.txt") as file_object:
    data = file_object.read()

first = re.match(r"Four", data)
liberty = re.search(r"Liberty", data)

2 Answers

Yes, I know Kenneth like to teach the arduous way first, But the way you do it here is SOOOO much better.

Why, thank you. (No offense to Kenneth, I use both ways.)

In what circumstance would the other way be preferred?