The longest word

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Tue Jul 28 11:24:37 CEST 2009

>>>>> NiklasRTZ <niklasro at> (N) wrote:

>N> Newbie hello onwards to the .py manual asks meantime how the longest
>N> word gets determined?
>N> First word, ok
>N>  'a aa aaa aa'[:'a aa aaa aa'.find(' ',1,10)]
>N> 'a'
>N> rfind is another subset
>>>>> 'a aa aaa aa'[:'a aa aaa aa'.rfind(' ',1,10)]
>N> 'a aa aaa'
>N> One row should be able. It's a direct word 'a aa aaa...' and can be a
>N> variable, it's no big deal it occurs twice still naturally easier if
>N> also occured just once.
>N> Sincere thanks & regards
>N> Niklas

1. Is this homework?
2. It sounds very confusing. Are you trying to find the longest word in
   a series of words seperated by spaces? find and rfind will not help
   you much. You should start with var.split() if var contains the text.
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