string help

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Tue Nov 15 11:58:36 CET 2005


On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 09:35:00 +0000, Simon Brunning wrote:

> On 14/11/05, john boy <xray_alpha_charlie at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> using the following program:
>>
>> prefixes = "JKLMNOPQ"
>> suffix = "ack"
>> for letter in prefixes:
>>     print letter + suffix
>>     if prefixes == "O" or "Q"
> 
> Here you need:
> 
> if prefixes == "O" or prefixes ==  "Q"

Or you could do this:

if prefixes in ("O", "Q"):

or even:

if prefixes in "OQ":


The first example compares prefixes with "O" and then "Q", the second
looks to see if prefixes is a substring of "OQ". In this case, they will
both have the same effect.


-- 
Steven.




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