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Thread: Java equivalant of Python re.match()

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    Default Java equivalant of Python re.match()

    Hi all,

    I am trying to convert python code into Java and I don't know the Java equivalant of re.match() and .group() in Python. Code example:

    identifierMatch = re.match("[a-zA-Z_]+[a-zA-Z0-9_]*", self.commentsRemoved[self.tokenIndex:])
    self.currentToken = identifierMatch.group(0)

    I have been stuck on this for quite a while and would be very happy if someone can help me with this!

    Thank you very much in advance!

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    Default Re: Java equivalant of Python re.match()

    You need to the use the Pattern and Matcher classes. See Lesson: Regular Expressions (The Javaô Tutorials > Essential Classes)

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