python equiv of perl's split?

Laura Creighton lac at
Mon Jan 13 17:03:00 CET 2003

> >>>> import re re.split("(:)", "test:one:two:three")
> > ['test', ':', 'one', ':', 'two', ':', 'three']
> Doh!  I didn't realize there was a split in the 're' module, I was
> using the one from the 'string' module.  

Just FYI:
If your python is recent (2.something) you didn't need to import
the string module, because  there are now string methods. It is there
for backwards compatibility.

Laura Creighton

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