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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Sets

C H
C H
6,587 Points

Is \d required when \w is being used such as in the email address search?

My understanding is the \w also looks for (0-9_) so why include \d (0-9) as well?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,106 Points

You are correct. In Python, \d is a subset of \w making the inclusion of \d redundant.