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

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Wed Aug 31 22:04:55 CEST 2005

> >    (*) Regular Expressions
> This can be orthogonally added to the 're' module, and definitely should 
> not be part of the string method.

Sounds right to me, and it *should* be orthogonally added to the 're'
module coincidentally simultaneously with the change to the string
object :-).

I have to say, it would be nice if

       "foo bar".partition(re.compile('\s'))

would work.  That is, if the argument is an re pattern object instead
of a string, it would be nice if it were understood appropriately,
just for symmetry's sake.  But it's hardly necessary.

Presumably in the re module, there would be a function like

	re.partition("\s", "foo bar")

for one-shot usage, or the expression

        re.compile('\s').partition("foo bar")


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