[Python-Dev] Re: Bug 911080, string split oddness
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Sun Mar 7 11:56:33 EST 2004
> > How about:
> > "If sep is not specified or None, then any sequence of whitespace is a
> > separator."
> Yes. But a thing that I was always missing, that in this
> mode, I have no chance to specify what whitespace is.
> I would like to add a way to spell this out.
> Do you see any sane way for a syntax?
Use the re module.
> Or would it be better to see the current behavior as
> a special case to be deprecated, and better have an extra method
> like "splitspan" or something?
No way. The current way is just right.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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