[Python-Dev] str.strip() enhancement

Jonny Reichwald kalinda at acc.umu.se
Sun Sep 4 02:19:13 CEST 2005

Raymond Hettinger wrote:

> [Jonny Reichwald]
>> Would this be useful for anyone else besides me?
> Probably not.


> Even if an example or two is found, it is worth complicating the API.
> Keep in mind the difficulties that plague str.split() -- that is what
> happens when a function grows beyond a single, clear, unified,  
> cohesive
> concept.

I am not aware of these difficulties, any pointers?
 From an API pow, I do not think it neccessarily complicates it, but  
rather generalizes it in a way that may not be very usable :)
I can understand that it would probably not be worth the effort  

Jonny Reichwald

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