Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Aug 30 04:37:53 CEST 2005
>>>>> "Raymond" == Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at verizon.net> writes:
Raymond> FWIW, I am VERY happy with the name partition().
Raymond> ... [I]t is exactly the right word. I won't part with it
I note that Emacs has a split-string function which does not have
those happy properties. In particular it never preserves the
separator, and (by default) it discards empty strings.
Raymond> It has a long and delightful history in conjunction with
Raymond> the quicksort algorithm
Now, that is a delightful mnemonic!
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