[Haskell-cafe] Re: Why is there no splitBy in the list module?

tpledger at ihug.co.nz tpledger at ihug.co.nz
Wed Jul 12 17:53:36 EDT 2006

Jared Updike wrote:
> > "split" is... unconcatIntersperse.
> How about "separate"?  ("split" or "splitBy" is better but
it is used
> all over the place in many libs)
> And for strings I definitely would use split :: [a] -> [a]
-> [[a]]  a
> lot, just like Python's split function. And "words" works
great for
> breaking on multiple spaces, so I would avoid trying to
fill that
> need...

FWIW my home-grown versions of these things are called
fields and unfields.

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