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Understanding Regular Expressions in Python

Pattern matching with Regex

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The story of regular expressions started building up in 1951 when Stephen Cole Kleene, a mathematician who described regular language. And, Ken Thompson used Kleene’s concept for pattern matching in the 1960s.

Since them, regular expressions or regexes have boomed in programming. From Python, Java to JavaScript…

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