[Python-Dev] Bug 911080, string split oddness
sjoerd at acm.org
Mon Mar 8 03:04:52 EST 2004
Greg Ewing wrote:
> Jeff Epler <jepler at unpythonic.net>:
>>I think the current version documentation intends to explain the
>>no-argument form with this sentence:
>> If sep is not specified or None, any whitespace string is a separator.
> I'm inclined to agree with Pete Shinners that the above
> explanation is perhaps a little too compressed.
> Maybe "any string of consecutive whitespace characters is a
> separator". Perhaps with an explicit note that this is NOT
> equivalent to .split(" \t\n") and the reason why.
> Pete Shinners <pete at shinners.org>:
See the existing bug report #901654 which is specifically about the
split documentation. Please add to that.
Sjoerd Mullender <sjoerd at acm.org>
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