[Python-ideas] This seems like a wart to me...
carl at carlsensei.com
Fri Dec 12 05:58:21 CET 2008
Rereading your message along with your other ones, I see that I
misinterpreted it. I thought you meant, "I can't imagine a new
programmer wanting something as regex-like as string.splitonchars,"
but what you meant was "I can't imagine new programmers wanting to go
into the re module to learn how to do something like
string.splitonchars." To which I say: Yes! I heartily agree! :-D
> Ron Adam wrote:
>> These examples was just what a "new" programmer might attempt. I
>> have a feeling that most new programmers do not attempt regular
>> expressions ie.. the re module, until sometime after they have
>> learned the basics of python.
> Feel what you like, but I assumed that .split meant .splitonchars
> when I was learning Python in 2007 and was confused when my script
> didn't work. I was also confused about why it stopped getting rid of
> empty strings. And I still don't know how to write regexs, so now I
> when I want to split on multiple chars, I end up .replace-ing a
> bunch first, which I recognize to be terribly inefficient, but the
> scripts are throwaways, so it's hardly worth the time to learn a
> whole other language first.
> -- Carl
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