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Help with Regular Expressions

Hi,

I have a string

        s ='''740446505        "O'HANLON, Benjamin"'''

i need to use ONE RE pattern to convert it into
 
       (740446505, "O'HANLN", "Benjamin"),
including the brackets and the comma at the end.

I am using python 2.3 and have been stuydin the various tutotrials and the
howto websites for the past 3 days and haven't managed to find a solution.

Any help to get to the solution will be very very helpful.

Thanks,

Kunal
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warturtle
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warturtle
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fridomCEO/ProgrammerCommented:
def transform (str):
     pat = re.compile("([0-9]+)  *([^,]*), *(.*)")
    m = pat.search(str)
    return "(" + m.group(1) + "," + m.group(2) + "," + m.group(3) + "),"

transform (s) yields
'(740446505,"O\'HANLON,Benjamin),'

Regards
Friedrich
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