[Python-3000] Droping find/rfind?
tim.peters at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 03:47:18 CEST 2006
[Guido van Rossum]
> At today's sprint, one of the volunteers completed a patch to rip out
> find() and rfind(), replacing all calls with index()/rindex(). But now
> I'm getting cold feet -- is this really a good idea? (It's been listed
> in PEP 3100 for a long time, but I haven't thought about it much,
> What do people think?
I'd rather toss index/rindex myself, although I understand that
[r]find's -1 return value for "not found" can trip up newbies. Like I
If you decide to toss [r]find anyway, I'd rather see "not found" be
spelled with an exception more specific than ValueError (who knows
what all "except ValueError:" is going to catch? /Just/ that the
substring wasn't found? Ya, that's something to bet your life on
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