[Tutor] conditionals with slicing not seeming to work
kent37 at tds.net
Mon Jan 28 04:19:55 CET 2008
Rob Stevenson wrote:
> the intention of this snippet is to only print slices where character 1
> is lower case, 2-4 and 6-8 are upper. The logic here looks right to a
> VB eye.
> for i in h:
> if j.islower():
> if j[1:3].isupper():
> if j[5:7].isupper():
> print j
> Any help much appreciated!
If you want the second character through the fourth (three characters),
use j[1:4]. Slices include the first index, not the second - they are
'up to but not including' the end index.
Likewise j[5:8] would be the sixth through eigth characters.
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