[Python-ideas] This seems like a wart to me...
carl at carlsensei.com
Fri Dec 12 05:46:04 CET 2008
Ron Adam wrote:
> These examples was just what a "new" programmer might attempt. I
> have a feeling that most new programmers do not attempt regular
> expressions ie.. the re module, until sometime after they have
> learned the basics of python.
Feel what you like, but I assumed that .split meant .splitonchars when
I was learning Python in 2007 and was confused when my script didn't
work. I was also confused about why it stopped getting rid of empty
strings. And I still don't know how to write regexs, so now I when I
want to split on multiple chars, I end up .replace-ing a bunch first,
which I recognize to be terribly inefficient, but the scripts are
throwaways, so it's hardly worth the time to learn a whole other
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