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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Negation

Negation Regex video: Why does the [-\w ] portion of this query (at ~7:00) bring back two characters instead of one?

(Note: the teacher promptly adds a + at the end of this to correct it for the task at hand.)

2 Answers

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

That's a good question and it actually took me a minute to figure out. The [-\w ] didn't bring back two characters. It brought back one. But then the [^\t\n] brought back a second because the next character isn't a tab or newline.

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks, Kenneth!