[Python-3000] Lines breaking

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue May 29 12:51:59 CEST 2007

Ka-Ping Yee schrieb:
> On Tue, 29 May 2007, [UTF-8] Ivan Krsti�^G wrote:
>> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> > What would that do?
>> It would split on all separators in the tuple, so

Exactly, just like .startswith() with a tuple tries all of the elements.

>>     x.split(("\r", "\n"))
>> would do the same thing that x.splitlines() does now.
> Hmm... would it?  Or should two split points with nothing between
> them produce empty strings, i.e. you would have to do
>     x.split(('\r\n', '\r', '\n'))
> to get the behaviour of x.splitlines()?

Yes, that would be the correct analogon. Sorry, I should have made that


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