Proposal: Add split and splitWith (trac #2048)
igloo at earth.li
Wed Jan 16 19:00:25 EST 2008
On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 12:00:37AM +0100, Twan van Laarhoven wrote:
> An often requested function is 'split', to split a list into parts
> delimited by some separator. ByteString has the functions split and
> splitWith for this purpose. I propose we add equivalents to Data.List:
> > split :: Eq a => a -> [a] -> [[a]]
> > split x = splitWith (x==)
> > splitWith :: (a -> Bool) -> [a] -> [[a]]
> > splitWith p xs = ys : case zs of
> >  -> 
> > _:ws -> splitWith p ws
> > where (ys,zs) = break p xs
One or the other should be changed so that these agree:
*Main> split 'a' ""
*Main> Data.ByteString.Char8.split 'a' (Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "")
Loading package array-0.1.0.0 ... linking ... done.
Loading package bytestring-0.9.0.1 ... linking ... done.
although I couldn't say which is "right" OTTOMH...
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