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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

names.py Having trouble solving this problem

import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'

names = re.match(''' (?P<first>\w+,){1} # Last name (?P<last>\s\w+) ''', string, re.X)

Not sure why I'm not passing this quiz based on my code...

import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'
names = re.match('''

''', string, re.X)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,583 Points

A comma and space should be recognized as separating the names, but the comma should not be included as part of the last name.

The first name will possibly contain word characters and spaces, so the match should use a character class that accepts both of these ("[\s\w]" in brackets).

And while the challenge won't look at your group names, it's the last name that will be first in the string.

I got it. thank u!