searching backwards in a string

Paul Rubin phr-n2002a at nightsong.com
Tue Feb 12 09:31:31 CET 2002


I have a string and want to search backwards for a regexp, starting at
a given index, like if you search backwards in a text editor.  Is
there a way to do that with re?  The docs aren't clear about what's
supposed to happen if the ending position to the pat.search method is
less than the starting position, but I tried it and it doesn't seem
to do what I want.  Any advice appreciated--thanks.



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