[Python-Dev] Remove str.find in 3.0?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Aug 27 03:07:49 CEST 2005

"Raymond Hettinger" <raymond.hettinger at verizon.net> wrote in message 
news:000a01c5aa79$f0414020$a8bb9d8d at oemcomputer...
>> Can str.find be listed in PEP 3000 (under builtins) for removal?
> FWIW, here is a sample code transformation (extracted from zipfile.py).
> Judge for yourself whether the index version is better:

I am sure that we both could write similar code that would be smoother if 
the math module also had a 'powhalf' function that was the same as sqrt 
except for returning -1 instead of raising an error on negative or 
non-numerical input.

I'll continue in response to Josiah...

Terry J. Reedy

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