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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

David Fry
David Fry
13,267 Points

Why does this not pass the twitter test?

I only see one twitter handle in the given string and I get this error. "Didn't get the right capture. Got " @kennethlove"." What am I missing?

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'''
''', string, re.X|re.M)

twitters = re.search(r''' 
''', string, re.X | re.MULTILINE)

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

There are 4 twitter handles in the string. Yours isn't matching because it doesn't look for the handle at the end of the line/string and it catches the space. There might be some other issues but that's all that jumps out at me right now.