[Python-ideas] str.split() oddness

Mart Sõmermaa mrts.pydev at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 07:50:21 CET 2011

That's a well-balanced summary that I entirely agree with.

However, I suggest that we keep the pros and cons in mind and
perhaps re-discuss the behaviour during the Python 4 design phase.

Thank you all for your input,
best regards,

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 5:27 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> Well, I'm sorry, but this is not going to change, so I don't see much
> point in continuing to discuss it. We can explain the reasoning that
> leads to the current behavior (as you note, it's solid), we can
> discuss an alternative that could be considered just as solid, but it
> can't prevail in this universe. The cost of change is just too high,
> so we'll just have to live with the current behavior (and we might as
> well accept that it's solid instead of trying to fight it).
> --Guido

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