[Python-3000] Lines breaking

Neal Norwitz nnorwitz at gmail.com
Tue May 29 08:12:31 CEST 2007

On 5/28/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> Well, I would have complained about that too, except I was too busy
> when splitlines() was snuck into the language behind my back. :-) I

Heh, just today I was wondering if we should kill splitlines:

$ grep splitlines `find Lib -name '*.py'` | egrep -v
'(difflib|/test/|UserString)' | wc
     24     111    1653
$ egrep 'split[^l]' `find Lib -name '*.py'` | egrep -v
'(difflib|/test/|UserString)' | wc
    916    4943   63104

splitlines() is pretty lightly used.  split() has many uses (not surprising).


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