Why isn't SPLIT splitting my strings

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Nov 19 11:35:26 CET 2006

ronrsr wrote:

> I'm trying to break up the result tuple into keyword phrases.  The
> keyword phrases are separated by a ;  -- the split function is not
> working the way I believe it should be. 

 >>> help(str.split)

     S.split([sep [,maxsplit]]) -> list of strings

     Return a list of the words in the string S, using sep as the
     delimiter string.

note that it says *delimiter string*, not *list of characters that I 
want it to split on*.


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