[Python-ideas] startsin ?
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 18:02:47 CEST 2011
On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:30 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> not sure how people do this, or if I missed something obvious in the
> stdlib, but I often have this pattern:
> starts = ('a', 'b', 'c')
> somestring = 'acapulco'
> for start in starts:
> if somestring.startswith(start):
> print "yeah"
You missed something. startswith() and endswith() already accept
tuples of strings to check and have done so since 2.5 :
>>> "example".startswith(('c', 'd', 'e'))
Nick Coghlan | ncoghlan at gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia
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