new string method in 2.5 (partition)

John Salerno johnjsal at
Tue Sep 19 21:23:50 CEST 2006

Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:

> Err... is it me being dumb, or is it a perfect use case for str.split ?

Hmm, I suppose you could get nearly the same functionality as using 
split(':', 1), but with partition you also get the separator returned as 

> There are IMVHO  much exciting new features in 2.5 (enhanced generators, 
> try/except/finally, ternary operator, with: statement etc...)

I definitely agree, but I figure everyone knows about those already. 
There are also the startswith() and endswith() string methods that are 
new and seem neat as well.

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