Comparison of regex and string splitting
String Handling example from a Well House Consultants training course
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Source code: splitcare Module: Y108
space = re.compile(r'\s+')
info = ["Python is a ... great language to talk with snakes"]
for demo in info:
# Note - demo is a PARAMETER in the regex version
result = space.split(demo)
# ... but the object the method runs on in the string version!
result = demo.split(" ")
WomanWithCat:y108 grahamellis$ python3 splitcare
regex: ['Python', 'is', 'a', '...', 'great', 'language', 'to', 'talk', 'with', 'snakes']
string: ['Python', 'is', 'a', '...', 'great', 'language', 'to', '', '', 'talk', 'with', 'snakes']
WomanWithCat:y108 grahamellis$ python2 splitcare
('regex: ', ['Python', 'is', 'a', '...', 'great', 'language', 'to', 'talk', 'with', 'snakes'])
('string: ', ['Python', 'is', 'a', '...', 'great', 'language', 'to', '', '', 'talk', 'with', 'snakes'])
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