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I feel like I've answered this question and am not sure what you are after.
The question was looking for me (I think) to create a dictionary defining the last_name and first_name keys. I've done that but it says I've created too many groups
import re string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio' names = re.match(r''' ^(?P<last_name>[\w]*) ([,]\s) (?P<first_name>[\w ]*)$ ''',string,re.X|re.M|re.I)
spoiler answer I looked back at my old notes and at the challenge. The task is "Create a variable names that is an re.match() against string. The pattern should provide two groups, one for a last name match and one for a first name match. The name parts are separated by a comma and a space."
Here is the approach I used:
import re string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio' names = re.match(r''' ([-\w ]+),\s ([-\w ]+) ''', string, re.VERBOSE) print(names)
Thanks Frank, I think just because of the previous video detailing dictionary usage I thought that's what they were after. You were right.
best regards Dave