[Python-3000] Droping find/rfind?

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Wed Aug 23 19:47:14 CEST 2006

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006, John J Lee wrote:
>> An alternative would be to return None for not found.
>> It wouldn't solve the problem of people using the
>> return value as a boolean, but at least you'd get
>> an exception if you tried to use the not-found value
>> as an index.
>> Or maybe it could return index values as a special
>> int subclass that always tests true even when it's
>> zero...
> How about returning a str.NotFound object?

Whoops, scratch that, doesn't solve anything more than returning None.


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