Fix Python – Case insensitive regular expression without re.compile?

In Python, I can compile a regular expression to be case-insensitive using re.compile:
>>> s = ‘TeSt’
>>> casesensitive = re.compile(‘test’)
>>> ignorecase = re.compile(‘test’, re.IGNORECASE)
>>>
>>> print casesensitive.match(s)
None
>>> print ignorecase.match(s)
<_sre.SRE_Match object at 0x02F0B608>

Is there a way to do the same, but without us….