[Tutor] Slicing Question

Francois Granger francois.granger@free.fr
Wed Apr 9 13:37:30 2003

At 12:46 -0400 09/04/2003, in message [Tutor] Slicing Question, Brian 
Christopher Robinson wrote:
>I wrote this line of code today:
>if fileName[:-5][-4:].lower() == "test":
>What it does it take a file name that I already know ends in 
>".java", cut off the ".java" part, and see if the last 4 letters are 
>test.  I was wondering if there's a simpler way of doing this?

if filename.lower().find('test.java') > -1:

or using split. It depend on what else you do to the filename.

Hofstadter's Law :
It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into 
account Hofstadter's Law.