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

Eric Nieuwland eric.nieuwland at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 30 20:41:21 CEST 2005

On 30 aug 2005, at 17:40, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>> Neat!
>> +1 on regexps as an argument to partition().
> It sounds better to have a separate function and call it re.partition,
> doesn't it ?
> By the way, re.partition() is *really* useful compared to re.split()
> because with the latter you don't which string precisely matched the
> pattern (it isn't an issue with str.split() since matching is exact).

Nice, too.
BUT, "spam! and eggs".partition(re.compile("!.*d"))
more closely resembles "xyz".split(), and that is the way things have 
evolved up-to now.


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