Robert Sanderson wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Aug 2006, Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress wrote:
>>> 2.  Is it sufficiently useful to also allow negative numbers in the
>>>     start position?  eg:  -10:3 -- 3 characters starting at the 10th
>>>     from last.
>> Please, no. (That takes us several steps backwards -- if you allow negative
>> numbers you would also have to allow zero. I was liking the direction of
>> this discussion until this.)
> Here's my use case:
>   foo.fileName =/substring=-5 .html
> Find all filenames that end in '.html', which can't otherwise be
> accomplished unless you can start a number of characters back from the
> end.

Shoot me for asking but what's wrong with plain old left truncation?

foo.fileName =/ *.html


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