backreference

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Sun Jan 12 10:31:21 CET 2003


"Cousin Stanley" <CousinStanley at HotMail.com> wrote in message news:<avq0mi$i7pnf$1 at ID-130333.news.dfncis.de>...
> Would a simple non-re version work ???

Quite possibly. However not only does the code you provided not work,
as another poster has already pointed out, on your sample data, but
also ...

> for xLine in list_lines :
>     last_char = xLine[ len( xLine ) - 1 : ]

... it is also unnecessarily slow. You might like to consider the
following:
      last_char = xLine[-1:]




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