Between Markers Between Markers
Elementary+
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You are given a string and two markers (the initial and final). You have to find a substring enclosed between these two markers. But there are a few important conditions:

  • The initial and final markers are always different.
  • If there is no initial marker, then the first character should be considered the beginning of a string.
  • If there is no final marker, then the last character should be considered the ending of a string.
  • If the initial and final markers are missing then simply return the whole string.
  • If the final marker comes before the initial marker, then return an empty string.

Input: Three arguments. All of them are strings. The second and third arguments are the initial and final markers.

Output: A string.

Example:

between_markers('What is >apple<', '>', '<') == 'apple'
between_markers('No[/b] hi', '[b]', '[/b]') == 'No'

How it is used: for parsing texts

Precondition: can't be more than one final marker and can't be more than one initial. Marker can't be an empty string