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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email

Em Noble
Em Noble
1,894 Points

please help me. i have run this code in jupyter notebook and it works.

please help me. i have run this code in jupyter notebook and it works.

sets_email.py
import re

# Example:
# >>> find_email("kenneth.love@teamtreehouse.com, @support, ryan@teamtreehouse.com, test+case@example.co.uk")
# ['kenneth@teamtreehouse.com', 'ryan@teamtreehouse.com', 'test@example.co.uk']

def find_emails(string):
    pattern = r"(?!.*\.\.)[\w.\-#!$%&'*+\/=?^_`{}|~]{1,35}@[\w.\-]+\.[a-zA-Z]{2,15}"
    x = re.findall(pattern,string)
    print(x)

find_emails("kenneth.love@teamtreehouse.com, @support, ryan@teamtreehouse.com, test+case@example.co.uk")

1 Answer

Jason Anders
MOD
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,541 Points

Hi Em Noble

Yes, the code will work, but it is not what the challenge is asking for exactly.

The challenge asks you to create a function and Return the addresses, but you are printing them. Once you change that up, the task will pass. (Also, the challenge does not ask you to call the function.)

You'll need to remember that Challenges are very specific and extremely picky when it comes to the instructions. Even a little deviation from them will often cause the task to receive the "Bummer!" message. So, even though it would be syntactically correct, if it's not exactly what the instructions ask for, it may not pass.

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy: