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Re: Rationale for split-string?

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: Rationale for split-string?
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 11:26:18 -0500 (CDT)

Stephen Turnbull wrote:

   Note that Miles's proposal would actually give the behavior you want
   in `(split-string string "\n")'.  (Admittedly, you'd like
   `(split-string string "\n" 'end)' even better.)  Point for Miles!

Just to make sure I understand what you are proposing:

I could not just do (split-string string "\n"), I would first have to
check whether the string ended in a newline and, if so, remove that
newline before calling split-string (or do something else).  Otherwise
split-string would return a "fake" empty line at the end of a newline
terminated buffer or file.  (Correct?)  Or are you actually suggesting
to remove a final empty match, but keep any initial empty match,
exactly the behavior I suggested for "end".

That is, would (split-string "\n" "\n") return ("" "") or ("") ?



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