Newbie question on Re module
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Sat Jan 4 16:52:42 CET 2003
Tom> Andrew McGregor wrote:
>> if str.index('binaries') == -1:
>> # then str did not contain the word.
Tom> Python 2.2 doesn't return -1 when string.index fails; it raises a
Tom> ValueError exception. Are there older versions of Python that
Tom> return -1?
Nope. Should be str.find().
Also, note that str() is the constructor for strings (resides in the builtin
namespace) and is probably not the best choice for a local variable. It's
one you're likely to need from time to time.
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