how to get INDEX count, or last number of Index
On 24/05/2018 03:37, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 5/23/2018 8:46 PM, bartc wrote:
>> On 24/05/2018 00:44, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>> On 5/23/2018 5:56 PM, Rob Gaddi wrote:
>>>> On 05/23/2018 02:51 PM, asa32sd23 at gmail.com wrote:
>>>>> s = "kitti"
>>>>> how do i retrieve '4'. i know i can do a len(s)-1,
>>> Use -1, which is the same as len(s)-1 but faster.
>> This illustrates one problem with having a example sequence of values
>> being identical to the indices of those values.
>> I would have used 10,20,30,40,50 so there could be no such mix-up.
>> Because I assumed here that the OP wanted the index of the last value,
>> the '4' they said they wanted, not the last value itself which would
>> be 'i'.
>> And actually, the subject line seems to confirm that.
>> In that case, using a '-1' index won't work.
> You snipped the code that shows that -1 does work to fetch the last
I'm sure it does.
But it's not clear whether the OP wants the last character, or the index
of the last character. The subject line suggests the latter.