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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 11:10:48 CEST 2005

Ron Adam wrote:
> I don't feel there is a need to avoid numbers entirely. In this case I
> think it's the better way to find the n'th seperator and since it's an
> optional value I feel it doesn't add a lot of complication.  Anyway...
> It's just a suggestion.

Avoid overengineering this without genuine use cases. Raymond's review of the 
standard library shows that the basic version of str.partition provides 
definite readability benefits and also makes it easier to write correct code - 
enhancements can wait until we have some real experience with how people use 
the method.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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