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If you want to know whether a particular target string t occurs anywhere within a string s, use the function

    find ( t, s )

For example, the expression

    find ( "honest", "politician" )
fails, while the expression
    every write ( find ( "y", "syzygy" ) ) );
writes three lines containing the numbers 2, 4, and 6 (the positions of ``y'' characters within the string "syzygy").
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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 1998/02/08 23:14:55 UT
URL: http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/lang/icon/find.html
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