[Python-Dev] Proof of the pudding: str.partition()

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Wed Aug 31 01:00:43 CEST 2005

Ron Adam wrote:
> For cases where single values are desired, attribues could work.
> Slicing:
>         line = line.partition(';').head
>         line = line.partition('#').head
> But it gets awkward as soon as you want more than one.
>         sep, port = host.partition(':').head, host.partition(':').sep

You can do both: make partition() return a sequence with attributes, 
similar to os.stat().  However, I would call the attributes "before", 
"sep", and "after".


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