[Python-Dev] partition()

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
    Raymond> easily.


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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