[docs] [issue31504] Documentation for return value for string.rindex is missing when search string is empty

Martin Panter report at bugs.python.org
Mon Sep 18 05:11:26 EDT 2017

Martin Panter added the comment:

The behaviour for searching for empty strings in Python is inconsistent; see Issue 24243. IMO the behaviour for the (r)find/index methods is sensible, but it is worth making the documentation explicit.

The returned indexes you have given (5, 1, and 0) are valid for slicing.

nosy: +martin.panter

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