[Python-3000] Droping find/rfind?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Aug 25 03:15:01 CEST 2006

Tim Peters wrote:

> Perhaps it has to do with the rest of his message ;-):
>>>(which reminds me that speeding up handling of optional arguments
>>>to C functions would be an even better use of this energy)

Until a few moments ago, I didn't know that str.startswith()
had any optional arguments, so I missed the significance of

In any case, I still find it surprising that this would
make enough difference to outweigh a Python-level indexing
and comparison...


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