[Changed title to talk about each one separately.] Two hours ago, Laurent wrote: > One string function that I often find useful in various scripting > languages is a `string-split' (explode in php). It can be done with > `regexp-split', but having something more along the lines of a > `string-split' should belong to a racket/string lib I think. Plus > it would be symmetric with `string-join', which already is in > racket/ string (or at least a doc line pointing to regexp-split > should be added there).
If you mean something like this: (define (string-split str) (regexp-match* #px"\\S+" str)) ? If so, then I see a much weaker point for it -- unlike other small utilities, this one doesn't even compose two function calls. The very weak point here is if you want a default argument that specifies the gaps to split on rather than the words: (define (string-split str [sep #px"\\s+"]) (remove* '("") (regexp-split sep str))) but that *does* use regexps, so I don't see the point, still... -- ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x))) Eli Barzilay: http://barzilay.org/ Maze is Life! _________________________ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev