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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Python Web Development Techdegree Student 2,150 Points

Names.py is failing but I am getting back the first name and last name as requested.

Please point out where my code is incorrect. The challenge is saying that it is not getting back the correct group info but I can not understand what is wrong.

import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'

names = re.match(r'(?P<lname>[\w]+),(?P<fname>\s[\w]+\s[\w]+)',string,re.I)
names.group('lname', 'fname')

1 Answer

When I print the output of names.group('lname', 'fname') I get: ('Perotto', ' Pier Giorgio') There's a space in front of "Pier". I think that's why you're getting the error. Try to remove the space and I think you'll pass the challenge. Good luck!