A proposal idea for string.split with negative maxsplit

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Jan 28 10:34:42 CET 2005


Antoon Pardon wrote:

> This behaviour would remain but additionally we would have the
> following.
>
>>>> "st1:st2:st3:st4:st5".split(':',-2)
> ["st1:st2:st3" , "st4" , "st5"]
>
> What do people think here?

>>> "st1:st2:st3:st4:st5".rsplit(':', 2)
['st1:st2:st3', 'st4', 'st5']

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