j_l_alexander at my-deja.com
Tue Feb 29 15:23:49 EST 2000
In article <doTu4.8481$al3.113009 at newsc.telia.net>,
"Fredrik Lundh" <effbot at telia.com> wrote:
> Jason wrote:
> > As a pre-note: Having just picked up Python,
> > please excuse my ignorance.
> umm. is that really a valid excuse for not
> having looked in the handbook? ;-)
> > How exactly do I search for a given string within
> > a string? i.e. how do I search for "foo" within
> > the sentence "the foo falls at midnight"? The
> > position of the string within the sentence isn't
> > important, just the existance.
> if string.find(mystring, "foo") >= 0:
> string.index(mystring, "foo")
> the latter raises a ValueError exception
> if the substring isn't found.
> for more info, see the "string" chapter in
> the library reference.
> hope this helps!
Thank you very much, Fredrik. And, my apologies for hastily posting to
the newsgroups before digging through the documentation a bit better.
I assure you I'll be visiting a book store this week, and studying
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