[Python-Dev] Dafanging the find() gotcha

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 15:43:18 -0400

> Somehow this reminds me of the 0**0 debate recently in edu-sig...

Not quite yet:  there are good domain-specific reasons for wanting 0**0 to
do one of {return 0, return 1, raise an exception}.  In the

    '' in str

case we know that returning True can cause problems, but haven't seen an
example where returning True is useful.