[Python-ideas] str.split with empty separator

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Jul 30 02:33:40 CEST 2010

Alexandre Conrad wrote:

> What if str.split could take an empty separator?

Do you have a use case for this?

> Right now you can join from an empty string... 
 > So why can't we split from an empty string?

Because splitting on an empty string is ambiguous,
and nobody has so far put forward a compelling use
case that would show how the ambiguity should best
be resolved.


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