Idiom for "last word in a string"
akonsu at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 20:58:01 CEST 2009
On Sep 23, 2:47 pm, Grant Edwards <inva... at invalid.invalid> wrote:
> I recently ran across this construct for grabbing the last
> (whitespace delimited) word in a string:
> It was somewhat obvious from the context what it was supposed
> to do, but it took a bit of Googling to figure out exactly what
> was going on.
> When I want the last word in a string, I've always done this:
> I was wondering what the advantage of the rsplit(None,1)
> approach would be other than inducing people to learn about the
> maxsplit argument that is accepted by the split() methods?
> Grant Edwards grante Yow! I want a VEGETARIAN
> at BURRITO to go ... with
> visi.com EXTRA MSG!!
perhaps rsplit generates as many elements in the list as absolutely
necesary compared to the whole list returned by split()?
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