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Python - finding the longest sequence with findall

found = re.findall("g+", "fggfggggfggfg", re.DOTALL)

I'd like to find a longest matches for a pattern using findall. I've found some solutions but only for re.match or re.finditer. Could anybody give me an advice please?

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Jakub Turcovsky Avatar asked Mar 24 '23 07:03

Jakub Turcovsky

1 Answers

re.DOTALL does nothing in this case so I've just taken it out for simplicity's sake:

>>> import re
>>> max(re.findall("g+", "fggfggggfggfg"), key=len)

If you need all of them in order of length:

>>> sorted(re.findall("g+", "fggfggggfggfg"), key=len, reverse=True)
['gggg', 'gg', 'gg', 'g']
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jamylak Avatar answered Apr 05 '23 21:04