I'm 90% sure there is a built in function that does this.
I need to find the position of a character in an alphabet. So the character "b" is position 1 (counting from 0), etc. Does anyone know what the function is called?
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: What i'm trying to do is to send all the characters X amount of "steps" back in the alpha bet, so if i have a string with "hi" it would be "gh" if i sent it back one step. There might be a better way of doing it, any tips?
It is called
index. For e.g.
>>> import string >>> string.lowercase.index('b') 1 >>>
Note: in Python 3,
string.lowercase has been renamed to