re.compile string.punctuation

string_punctuationBest way to strip punctuation from a string in Python
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12437667/how-to-replace-punctuation-in-a-string-python

>import string
>import re
>
>regex = re.compile(‘[%s]’ % re.escape(string.punctuation))
>
>out = regex.sub(‘ ‘, “This is, fortunately. A Test! string”)
>
>’This is  fortunately  A Test  string’

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