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Supporting Regular Expressions in Step Definitions

PyCharm supports regular expressions of Python flavor. As such, it uses the Python's re module.

When editing source code in a step definition file, note that it is possible to specify data in a step definition as constants, or as regular expressions.

To make PyCharm perceive the entered code as a regular expression, ensure the following line is added to the source code of a step definition:

use_step_matcher("re")

So doing, the expressions used in step definitions are perceived as regular expressions:

py_regexp

If the matcher is not used, then the expressions in quotes are perceived as strings:

py_noregex

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Last modified: 23 November 2016