• Regular expression works locally but not here


I would like to give some feedback about a regular expression that works for me locally but not here.

I attempt to find the first word in a given string by looking for pattern ".+|\s+|([\w|']+)\b". As I said, the pattern works for me locally. If I run the code here I get the correct word returned for the first check, but hen the check fails.

Code used so far

import re
pattern = re.compile("\.+|\s+|([\w|']+)\b")
result = pattern.split(text)
result = [x for x in result if not (x == '' or x == None)][0]
return result

From: https://py.checkio.org/mission/first-word/solve/


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