[Python-Dev] Dafanging the find() gotcha

Eric S Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Mon, 5 Aug 2002 18:10:27 -0400

Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net>:
> This isn't, e,g., SNOBOL4, where matching againt a pattern variable that
> somtimes contains a null pattern can be useful for its control-flow side
> effects.  These are "just strings" in Python, and searching is just
> searching.

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