Feature #4780

String#split with a block

Added by Joey Zhou over 4 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Assignee:Yukihiro Matsumoto


Mentioned before, in another (rejected) issue thread: http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/4615

There are a few methods, which return an array without a trailing block, or also can be iterated with a block.

Such as String#scan.

String#split has only one form:

str.split(pattern=$;, limit=0) -> array

Maybe add a iterative form, when with a block:

str.split(pattern=$;, limit=0) {|field| ... } -> str

If the string is very long, and I only need to play with the splitted string one by one, this will not create a useless expensive array.


Related issues

Related to Ruby trunk - Feature #4615: Add IO#split and iterative form of String#split Rejected 04/26/2011


#1 Updated by Yui NARUSE over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Yukihiro Matsumoto

#2 Updated by Yusuke Endoh about 3 years ago

  • Target version set to next minor

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