[Python-Dev] partition()

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Tue Aug 30 19:43:18 CEST 2005

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> writes:

> Michael Hudson wrote:
>> partition() works for me.  It's not perfect, but it'll do.  The idea
>> works for me rather more; it even simplifies the 
>> if s.startswith(prefix):
>>     t = s[len(prefix):]
>>     ...
> How would you do it? Something like:
>    head, found, tail = s.partition(prefix)
>    if found and not head:
>      ...
> I guess I agree that's an improvement - only a slight one, though.

Yes.  I seem to fairly often[1] do this with prefix as a literal so
only having to mention it once would be a win for me.


[1] But not often enough to have defined a function to do this job, it

  <teratorn> I must be missing something. It is not possible to be
             this stupid.  
  <Yhg1s> you don't meet a lot of actual people, do you?

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