What's the best way to do case insensitive string comparison in Python?
I would like to encapsulate comparison of a regular strings to a repository string using in a very simple and pythonic way. I also would like to have ability to look up values in a dict hashed by strings using regular python strings. Much obliged for advice.
Assuming ASCII strings:
string1 = 'Hello' string2 = 'hello' if string1.lower() == string2.lower(): print "The strings are the same (case insensitive)" else: print "The strings are not the same (case insensitive)"