[Python-3000] Droping find/rfind?

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 20:29:26 CEST 2006

On 8/23/06, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> I agree with Tim -- if we have to get rid of one of them, let's get
> rid of index/rindex and keep find/rfind.  Catching the exception is
> much less convenient than testing for -1.

Could you post a simple example or two?  I keep imagining things like::

    index = text.index(...)
    if 0 <= index:
        ... do something with index ...

which looks about the same as::

        index = text.index(...)
        ... do something with index ...
    except ValueError:

Is it just that a lot of the else clauses are empty?

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