"str.contains(part)" or alternatives?

Joseph A. Knapka jknapka at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 11 23:38:21 EDT 2002

"Delaney, Timothy" wrote:
> > From: Stefan Schwarzer [mailto:sschwarzer at sschwarzer.net]
> >
> > "if part in s" disturbs the pattern "if item in sequence"
> > somewhat but that has
> > already been weakened by "if key in dict" (that I like, nonetheless).
> In fact, this was the deciding factor in Guido changing his position on 'if
> s1 in s2'. A string has sequence-like behaviour (e.g. it is iterable,
> individual characters can be indexed), but also has its own behaviour (e.g.
> substring containment, all elements are single-character strings).

So in 2.3, can I do this and get the expected result?

>>> "" in "abc"
>>> for subst in "abc":
...   print subst
<empty string>

Just curious,

-- Joe
  "I'd rather chew my leg off than maintain Java code, which
   sucks, 'cause I have a lot of Java code to maintain and
   the leg surgery is starting to get expensive." - Me

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