searching backwards in a string

Paul Rubin phr-n2002a at
Tue Feb 12 23:13:36 EST 2002

Skip Montanaro <skip at> writes:
>     Paul> here 50000 and -1 are the starting and ending locations.
> If start > end isn't direction == -1 implied?

Nope.  I tried it and it didn't search backwards.  The behavior
was actually a little bit peculiar and may not have been consistent
with the docs.  I'll try it again later and report a doc bug if 
it's inconsistent.

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