[Tutor] How can I find a group of characters in a list of strings?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Thu Jul 26 01:57:44 EDT 2018

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 05:29:27PM -0700, Martin A. Brown wrote:

> If I only had to do this once, over only a million items (given 
> today's CPU power), so I'd probably do something like the below 
> using sets. 

The problem with sets is that they collapse multiple instances of 
characters to a single one, so that 'ABC' will match 'ABBBCC'. There's 
no indication that is what is required.


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