mwh at python.net
Tue Aug 30 19:43:18 CEST 2005
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> writes:
> Michael Hudson wrote:
>> partition() works for me. It's not perfect, but it'll do. The idea
>> works for me rather more; it even simplifies the
>> if s.startswith(prefix):
>> t = s[len(prefix):]
> How would you do it? Something like:
> head, found, tail = s.partition(prefix)
> if found and not head:
> I guess I agree that's an improvement - only a slight one, though.
Yes. I seem to fairly often do this with prefix as a literal so
only having to mention it once would be a win for me.
 But not often enough to have defined a function to do this job, it
<teratorn> I must be missing something. It is not possible to be
<Yhg1s> you don't meet a lot of actual people, do you?
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