dbf.py API question concerning Index.index_search()

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Aug 16 18:13:27 CEST 2012


MRAB wrote:
> On 16/08/2012 02:22, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>> On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:26:09 -0700, Ethan Furman wrote:
>>>
>>>> Indexes have a new method (rebirth of an old one, really):
>>>>
>>>>    .index_search(
>>>>       match,
>>>>       start=None,
>>>>       stop=None,
>>>>       nearest=False,
>>>>       partial=False )
>>> [...]
>>>
>>> Why "index_search" rather than just "search"?
>>
>> Because "search" already exists and returns a dbf.List of all matching
>> records.
>>
> Perhaps that should've been called "find_all"!

In interesting thought.

Currently there are:

   .index(data)   --> returns index of data in Index, or raises error
   .query(string) --> brute force search, returns all matching records
   .search(match) --> binary search through table, returns all matching
                      records

'index' and 'query' are supported by Tables, Lists, and Indexes; search 
(and now index_search) are only supported on Indexes.

~Ethan~


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