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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Negation

Mona Jalal
Mona Jalal
4,302 Points

why do I get something unexpected?

Why do I get a phone number when running the following regex?

print(re.findall(r'''
                  \b@
                  [\w\d+-.]*
                  [^gov\t]+
                  \b
                  ''', names, re.VERBOSE|re.I))
['@teamtreehouse.com   (555) 555-5555  Teacher, ', '@teamtreehouse.com  (555) 555-5554  Teacher, ', '@camelot.co.uk       ', '@norrbotten.co.se       ', '@killerrabbit.com        Enchanter, Killer Rabbit ', '@teamtreehouse.com  (555) 555-5543  ', '@tardis.co.uk       Time ', '@example.com  555-555-5552    Example, Example ', '@us.gov 555 555-5551    President, United States ', '@teamtreehouse.com    (555) 555-5553  Teacher, ', '@empire.gov  (555) 555-4444  Sith ', '@spain.gov     First Deputy Prime Minister, Spanish ']