wildcard match with list.index()

Grzegorz Staniak gstaniak at wp.pl
Mon Nov 10 18:30:04 CET 2008

On 10.11.2008, Mr.SpOOn <mr.spoon21 at gmail.com> wroted:

> is there any way to search elements in a list using wildcards?
> I have a list of various elements and I need to search for elements
> starting with 'no', extract them and put in a new list.
> I was thinking about something like:
> mylist.index('no*')
> Of course this doesn't work.

I guess there's a way to use the glob module in this situation, but 
for the specific case I think you can use:

start_with_no = (i for i in mylist if i.startswith("no"))

Grzegorz Staniak <gstaniak _at_ wp [dot] pl>
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