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Mona Jalal4,302 Points
regex doesn't work
why the following returns nothing?
print(re.findall(r''' \b [-\w]* \s [-\w ]+ [^\t\n] \b ''', names))
Seth Kroger56,407 Points
Whenever you split up the RegEx onto lines for readability you need to use the re.VERBOSE option to tell it to ignore the extra whitespace. Otherwise it will think all that whitespace is supposed to part of the pattern and try to match to it.
print(re.findall(r''' \b [-\w]* \s [-\w ]+ [^\t\n] \b ''', names, re.VERBOSE))