[Python-Dev] string.find() again (was Re: timsort for jython)

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue, 06 Aug 2002 14:33:45 +1200 (NZST)

> [Greg Ewing]
> > I thought you'd always argued against this before, on
> > the grounds that the convenience wasn't worth the
> > inconsistency. Are you starting to change your mind?
> This one's a done deal; it was released in 2.2:
> >>> 2 in {2: 3}
> 1

I'm talking about making "for x in string" do a substring
test. This is different from "for x in dict", because at
least the latter is still a kind of membership test.

I thought Guido was against having "in" do anything
other than membership tests, but his last message sounded
like he was changing his mind.

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