[Python-Dev] Fwd: Problem withthe API for str.rpartition()

Raymond Hettinger rhettinger at ewtllc.com
Tue Sep 5 22:13:02 CEST 2006

Tim Peters wrote:

>    upto, sep, rest
>in whatever order they apply. 
In the rpartition case, that would be (rest, sep, upto) which seems a 
bit cryptic.

We need some choice of words that clearly mean:
 * the chopped-off snippet (guaranteed to not contain the separator)
 * the separator if found
 * the unchopped remainer of the string (which may contain a separator).

Of course, if a clear example is added, the choice of words becomes much 
less important.


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