rfind bug ?

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at sequans.com
Wed Apr 21 12:13:38 CEST 2010


Stef Mientki wrote:
> On 21-04-2010 10:56, Chris Rebert wrote:
>   
>> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 1:51 AM, Stef Mientki <stef.mientki at gmail.com> wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> With the following code, I would expect a result of 5 !!
>>>
>>>     
>>>       
>>>>>> a= 'word1 word2 word3'
>>>>>> a.rfind(' ',7)
>>>>>>           
>>>>>>             
>>> 11
>>>
>>> Is this a bug ?
>>>     
>>>       
>> No. Don't you think someone would have found such an obvious bug by now?
>>   
>>     
> if it's not a bug,
> then the start index has no meaning ...
> ... and some would call that a bug.
>
> cheers,
> Stef
>   
a.rfind(' ', 12)
Out[12]: -1

looks like the start index has a meaning ...

JM




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