Faster 'if char in string' test

Kamilche klachemin at
Fri Jun 25 03:34:42 CEST 2004

Peter Otten <__peter__ at> wrote in message news:<cbeuh6$lq3$06$1 at>...
> Note how badly your solution using str.translate() may perform for certain
> data due to its failure to shortcut.
> Peter

Heheh, I'm a Python newbie. I can't even understand the code you have
written, but I'll try.

You know, as I was writing stuff like fn(**args.__dict__) yesterday
(which for me is pretty advanced!), it occurred to me that Python is
not 'simpler than C', like I had originally thought. :-D It's better
in many ways, but it has its dark alleyways where a novice can get
stabbed in the back, too.

{looks suspiciously down the dark alleyway where Peter's code is
standing, and tries to glide by undetected.}


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