[erlang-questions] Re: problem with string:tokens

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Wed Jul 1 01:02:35 CEST 2009


Oh Oh very good ! I didn't think to the re module.
Thank you so much
> It is a general question of course ! the tokens function cannot
> separate the tokens with a composite string unfortunately (here ",,")

As its name suggests, it *doesn't* behave like the more common "split"
function in other languages.

Have you tried the re module? For example:

   > re:split("A,,C,D", ",", [{return,list}]).
  ["A",[],"C","D"]

   > re:split("A,B,,D", ",", [{return,list}]).
  ["A","B",[],"D"]


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