[Python-Dev] partition() (was: Remove str.find in 3.0?)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Aug 30 10:01:03 CEST 2005

Phillip J. Eby wrote:

>>   Check out (and Pythonify) the ANSI M[UMPS] $PIECE(). See:
>>   http://www.jacquardsystems.com/Examples/function/piece.htm
> As far as I can see, either you misunderstand what partition() does, or 
> I'm
> completely misunderstanding what $PIECE does.  As far as I can tell, 
> and partition() have absolutely nothing in common except that they take
> strings as arguments.  :)

both split on a given token.  partition splits once, and returns all three
parts, while piece returns the part you ask for (the 3-argument form is
similar to x.split(s)[i])


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