string.find first before location

Gary Wessle phddas at yahoo.com
Tue May 2 12:42:54 CEST 2006


Peter Otten <__peter__ at web.de> writes:

> Gary Wessle wrote:
> 
> > I have a string like this
> > 
> > text = "abc abc and Here and there"
> > I want to grab the first "abc" before "Here"
> > 
> > import string
> > string.find(text, "Here") # <type int>
> > 
> > I am having a problem with the next step.
> 
> These days str methods are preferred over the string module's functions.
> 
> >>> text = "abc abc and Here and there"
> >>> here_pos = text.find("Here")
> >>> text.rfind("abc", 0, here_pos)
> 4
> 
> Peter

and what about when python 3.0 is released and those depreciated
functions like find and rfind are not supported. is there another
solution which is more permanent?




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