trailing newline in string.splitfields()

Micah Mayo astrophels at
Tue Sep 3 10:17:10 EDT 2002

I was splitting up some fields in a textfile using string.split, which 
works fine, but that it usee ' ' as the delimiter. I've found that some 
of the things I want to split include a space or two, so I've gone to 
using string.splitfields, which also works fine, but for one thing. 
Unlike string.split() it also grabs the newlne('\n') at the end of each 

The way I've worked around this is as such:

var1,var2,var3 = string.splitfields(stringtosplit,',')

So, I slice of the character, easy enough. And I'm generally satisfied 
with that - but I was wondering if there may be, for the cause of more 
beautiful code, a way to tell string.splitfields() to do it automatically.


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