[Python-Dev] String methods... finally
Guido van Rossum
guido at CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Fri Jun 11 15:58:10 CEST 1999
> > > Two new methods startswith and endswith act like their Java cousins.
> > is it just me, or do those method names suck?
It's just you.
> > begin? starts_with? startsWith? (ouch)
> > has_prefix?
Those are all painful to type, except "begin", which isn't expressive.
> In mxTextTools I used the names prefix() and suffix() for much
The problem with those is that it's arbitrary (==> harder to remember)
whether A.prefix(B) means that A is a prefix of B or that A has B for
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