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Python Regular Expression Examples: the Carat

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Definition:
 >>> import re 
 >>> list = ['cat', 'car', 'cap', 'cab', 'cad', 'can', 'Katze', 'Auto', 
 'Deckel', 'Droschke', 'Flegel', 'Dose', 'CHAT', 'VOITURE', 'CHAPEAU', 
 'CABINE', 'DAO', 'BIDON'] 
 >>> y = re.compile('^Dose') 
 >>> for x in list: 
 ...     if y.match(x): 
 ...             print x 
 ... 
 Dose 
 >>> y = re.compile('^cad') 
 >>> for x in list: 
 ...     if y.match(x): 
 ...             print x 
 ... 
 cad 
 >>> y = re.compile('^c.*') 
 >>> function(y) 
 cat 
 car 
 cap 
 cab 
 cad 
 can 

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