[Python-Dev] timsort for jython

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 12:33:12 -0400

> > Um, you meant "is >= 0".  The find() method doesn't return a bool, it
> > returns the first index where the string is found, and -1 if it is not
> > found.
> Which only goes to prove that the people who've been whining about that
> characteristic of find() were right all along.  ;-)

So what would you like it to return?  True/False, with no possibility
of finding where the substring starts?  That defeats a common use

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