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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Julian Garcia
Julian Garcia
18,380 Points

regular expression wrong?

I tried this code in my terminal and it works ok so what is wrong here Am I missing something?

Help to understand if I misunderstanding something.

import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth, kenneth+challenge@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5555, @kennethlove
Chalkley, Andrew, andrew@teamtreehouse.co.uk, 555-555-5556, @chalkers
McFarland, Dave, dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5557, @davemcfarland
Kesten, Joy, joy@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5558, @joykesten'''

contacts = re.search(r'''^[\w ]*,[\w ]+,\s
                @[\w\d]+$''', string, re.X|re.MULTILINE)
twitters= re.search(r'^.*(@[\w]+)$', string, re.MULTILINE)

1 Answer

I think that for twitters they want you to match the twitter handle for the whole regular expression, rather than in a captured group (in parentheses).

So, remove the part that matches everything before the @ sign:

twitters= re.search(r'(@[\w]+)$', string, re.MULTILINE)

And you could remove the parentheses/brackets too, since they aren't needed.

Julian Garcia
Julian Garcia
18,380 Points


that was what they wanted.