Why does Python show the whole array?
sjmachin at lexicon.net
Fri Apr 10 01:00:22 CEST 2009
On Apr 10, 2:36 am, John Posner <jjpos... at snet.net> wrote:
> Hrvoje Niksic wrote:
> > if test.contains(item) # would return a Boolean value
> >> That's a string method, not a function in the string module.
> Oops, of course.
> >>>> import operator
> >>>> operator.contains('foo', 'o')
> That's pretty good, and IMHO a bit better than John Machin's suggestion
> to use the __contains__() method. (I have this prejudice that using the
> __XXX__ methods in "everyday code" is cheating.)
I "suggested" no such thing. You asked whether anyone had discussed
such a thing. A reply pointing out that such a thing exists already is
in no way inciting people to use it.
> Given how common string maniuplations are, I guess I'm surprised that
> Python hasn't yet made "contains()" into both a "string"-module function
> *and* a string-object method.
Perhaps because there's already a good way to do it: stringa in stringb
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