Newbie question regarding string.split()

kevinliu23 kevinliu23 at
Fri Apr 20 20:51:02 CEST 2007

Hey guys,

So I have a question regarding the split() function in the string
module. Let's say I have an string...

input = "2b 3 4bx 5b 2c 4a 5a 6"
projectOptions = (input.replace(" ", "")).split('2')
print projectOptions

['', 'b34bx5b', 'c4a5a6']

My question is, why is the first element of projectOptions an empty
string? What can I do so that the first element is not an empty
string? but the 'b34bx5b' string as I expected?

Thanks so much guys. :)

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