[Tutor] Parsing string with variable length delimiter?

Michael Janssen mi.janssen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 15:58:46 CEST 2004

> DOH! Simple and easy. Why didn't I try that when it's plain as day the
> separator is _optional_ in the docs?? ;)

even more: when you need the second optional argument maxsplit, you
can reenable the nice default behaviour with None. Instead of a lame

aString.split(" ", 1)

you can do

aString.split(None, 1)

to keep any-number-of-whitespace-splitting & stripping behaviour.


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