I don't quite get this "string".find()

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Nov 12 02:14:26 CET 2004


Jaime Wyant wrote:

> Will someone explain this to me?
> 
> 
>>>>"test".find("")
> 
> 0
> 
> Why is the empty string found at position 0?
> 

Think of it this way: "test".find("") returns the index of the first 
position in "test" where a substring of length len("") occurs equal to "".

the-empty-set-is-a-subset-of-all-sets-ly y'rs  - steve
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