partial / wildcard string match in 'in' and 'list.index()'

Jon Perez jbperez808 at
Fri May 28 06:41:28 CEST 2004

For a given list:


Is it possible to do wildcard matches like shown below?

1. "man*" in fruits

2. fruits.index("man*")

3. "*nanas*" in fruits

4. fruits.index("*nanas")

or is there any way to achieve an equivalent effect
short of doing a while loop?

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