please help shrink this each_with_index() implementation

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Wed Jan 6 00:26:26 CET 2010

On Tue, 05 Jan 2010 14:40:49 -0800, Phlip wrote:

> On Jan 5, 1:10 pm, Antoine Pitrou <solip... at> wrote:
>> Don't forget that the Python documentation is rich and structured. And
>> good luck.
> Does it say how to convert a string containing either an integer
> representation, or something alphabetic, into an integer, or a zero, in
> like 1 method call? (No except: ?)

If you mean something like this:

>>> int('153')

then yes it does. But if you mean something like this:

>>> some_mysterious_function('one hundred and fifty-three')

then no, it doesn't.

> Nothing personal, but I'm finding the super-hard stuff very facile &
> tractable, and the easy stuff absurdly hard around here...

Then perhaps you should work through the tutorial to learn the basics.


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