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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Players Dictionary and Class

Nathan Rolf
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Nathan Rolf
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 6,118 Points

Won't detect whitespaces in name fields.

(?P<last>[\w.]+?\s?[\w.]?),\s(?P<first>[\w.-]+):\s(?P<score>\d+$)

It won't pick up the whitespace in the name fields.

players.py
import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth: 20
Chalkley, Andrew: 25
McFarland, Dave: 10
Kesten, Joy: 22
Stewart Pinchback, Pinckney Benton: 18'''

1 Answer

Kyle Knapp
Kyle Knapp
21,525 Points

I just added \s in the brackets for <first> and used the same pattern for <last>.

re.compile(r'^(?P<last>[\w\s.-]+),\s(?P<first>[\w\s.-]+):\s(?P<score>\d+$)$', re.MULTILINE)

It appears to work.