[triangle-zpug] how to match strings in python

Joseph Mack NA3T jmack at wm7d.net
Thu Apr 2 17:04:56 UTC 2009


On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Stephan Altmueller wrote:

> But if I understand the initial question correctly you 
> want to find the longest common substring that two string 
> share, correct ?

yes, but the comparison has to start at element 0.

> That's a well defined computer science problem:
>
> http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Algorithm_implementation/Strings/Longest_common_substring#Python

thanks.

I gave up looking when I couldn't find a way of indexing 
into a string.

Joe
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