[Python-Dev] Some RFE for review

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 14:22:26 CEST 2005

On 6/27/05, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> As Douglas Alan's sample implementation (and his second attempt [1])
> show, getting this right (and reasonably efficient) is actually a
> non-trivial exercise. Leveraging the existing xreadlines
> infrastructure is an idea worth considering.
> I think it's worth leaving this one open, and see if someone comes up
> with a patch (obviously, this was my opinion from the start, or I
> wouldn't have raised the RFE in response to Douglas's query!)

As a more general approach, would it be worth considering an addition
to itertools which took an iterator which generated "blocks" of items,
and split them on a subsequence? It's a generalisation of the basic
pattern here, and would be able to encapsulate the fiddly "what if a
separator overlaps a block split" logic without locking it down to
string manipulation...

Or does that count as overgeneralisation?


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