[Python-ideas] This seems like a wart to me...

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Fri Dec 12 03:34:51 CET 2008

 From: "Adam Olsen" <rhamph at gmail.com>
> str.split() handles the simplest, most common cases.  Let's not
> clutter it up with a bad[1] impersonation of regex.

I concur and am -1 on *any* change to str.split().  It has been
around for a very long time and is widely used.  If there were
any subtle change, even in 3.0, it would create migration problems
that are very to diagnose and repair.


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