[Python-ideas] startsin ?
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 18:03:53 CEST 2011
On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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'))
>  http://docs.python.org/library/stdtypes.html#str.startswith
Arrggggg... thanks ! :)
> Nick Coghlan | ncoghlan at gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia
Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org
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