Most efficient solution?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Jul 16 13:06:12 EDT 2001

"Alex" <new_name at> wrote in message
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> > I'm pretty sure this will work, though I've not tested. C.get(item)
> > will return None (thus false) if item was not in B, and 1 (thus true)
> > if item was in B. You should definitely give a try to this version.
> Yes, but what if item == None, or item == ''?

In general, this is a valid objection.  In this context, all items are
non-null strings.

Terry J. Reedy

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