[Python-Dev] partition() (was: Remove str.find in 3.0?)
eric.nieuwland at xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 1 19:37:27 CEST 2005
Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>> I think it's convenient but also rather odd that split() with a static
>> string argument was moved from module string to a method in class str,
>> while split() with a regexp has remained in module re.
> I don't see what you find odd. With str and unicode objects being
> builtin, you don't need a separate module. In contrast, re is a
> stand-alone extension which, of course, requires an import.
That's an implementation oriented view.
IMHO it is all a match-and-cut operation with fixed strings the
simplest form of match expressions.
From that point of view the distinction between the two is quite
Of course, when turning from principles to daily practice again it is
quite clear the distinction is useful.
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