Algorithm help per favore

Skip Montanaro skip at
Wed Jun 18 22:45:34 CEST 2003

    David> It's tempting to use "not L[0]" instead (since what I want is an
    David> object that's not equal to L[0]) but that fails when L is empty.

How about "not L[0:1]"?  Since L is a sequence (right?), "not L[0:1]" will
be True if L is empty and False otherwise.


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