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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Groups

angel moreta
angel moreta
2,912 Points

why am i getting an empty list?

https://w.trhou.se/qh88dbcg1c : check address_book.py

same code as kenneth's, i wrote this code on Atom and still getting and [] empty list so i guess i am missing something that i am too blind to see

I suggest using the built in IDE

1 Answer

Alex Koumparos
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Alex Koumparos
Python Development Techdegree Student 36,861 Points

Hi Angel,

Your code is not the same as Kenneth's.

You have errors in your telephone line as follows:

  • the two \ characters after the first ? (Kenneth has one)
  • no closing curly brace after the first 3 (Kenneth has one)

Make those fixes and you should get the following output:

[('Love, Kenneth', 'kenneth@teamtreehouse.com', '(555) 555-5555', 'Teacher, Treehouse', '@kennethlove'
), ('Carson, Ryan', 'ryan@teamtreehouse.com', '(555) 555-5543', 'CEO, Treehouse', '@ryancarson'), ('Obama, Barack', 'president.44@us.gov', '555 555-5551', 'President, United States of America', '@potus44'
), ('Chalkley, Andrew', 'andrew@teamtreehouse.com', '(555) 555-5553', 'Teacher, Treehouse', '@chalkers'), ('Vader, Darth', 'darth-vader@empire.gov', '(555) 555-4444', 'Sith Lord, Galactic Empire', '@darthvader')] 

Cheers

Alex

angel moreta
angel moreta
2,912 Points

you are the man, thank you boss!