converting a sed / grep / awk / . . . bash pipe line into python

bearophileHUGS at lycos.com bearophileHUGS at lycos.com
Wed Sep 3 23:56:36 CEST 2008


Roy Smith:
> But, along those lines, I've often thought that split() needed a way to not
> just limit the number of splits, but to also throw away the extra stuff.
> Getting the first N fields of a string is something I've done often enough
> that refactoring the slicing operation right into the split() code seems
> worthwhile.  And, it would be even faster :-)

Given the hypothetical .xsplit() string method I was talking about,
it's then easy to use islice() on it to skip the first items:

islice(sometext.xsplit(), 10, None)

Bye,
bearophile



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