Getting a unknown word out of a list with no spaces

Alexnb alexnbryan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 10:23:57 CEST 2008




bearophileHUGS wrote:
> 
> On Jul 17, 9:50 am, Alexnb:
>> how can I test to see if  the first char of a string is "<"?
> 
> I suggest you to try the interactive shell:
> 
>>>> "hello"[0]
> 'h'
>>>> "hello"[0] == "<"
> False
>>>> "hello"[0] == "h"
> True
>>>> "hello".startswith("h")
> True
> 
> Bye,
> bearophile
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really? That's just like C. I thought that it would fail because of the way
lists work. Thanks!

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