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Guido van Rossum  committed adc8670

Added thread unsafety warning. Added optional retain arg to split.

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File Doc/lib/libregsub.tex

 This module defines a number of functions useful for working with
 regular expressions (see built-in module \code{regex}).
 
+Warning: these functions are not thread-safe.
+
 \renewcommand{\indexsubitem}{(in module regsub)}
 \begin{funcdesc}{sub}{pat\, repl\, str}
 Replace the first occurrence of pattern \var{pat} in string
 \code{gsub('', '-', 'abc')} returns \code{'-a-b-c-'}.
 \end{funcdesc}
 
-\begin{funcdesc}{split}{str\, pat}
+\begin{funcdesc}{split}{str\, pat\optional{\, retain}}
 Split the string \var{str} in fields separated by delimiters matching
 the pattern \var{pat}, and return a list containing the fields.  Only
 non-empty matches for the pattern are considered, so e.g.
 \code{split('a:b', ':*')} returns \code{['a', 'b']} and
 \code{split('abc', '')} returns \code{['abc']}.
+If the optional \var{retain} argument is true, the separators are also
+inserted in the list, so e.g. \code{split('a:::b', ':*', 1)} returns
+\code{['a', ':::', 'b']}.
 \end{funcdesc}

File Doc/libregsub.tex

 This module defines a number of functions useful for working with
 regular expressions (see built-in module \code{regex}).
 
+Warning: these functions are not thread-safe.
+
 \renewcommand{\indexsubitem}{(in module regsub)}
 \begin{funcdesc}{sub}{pat\, repl\, str}
 Replace the first occurrence of pattern \var{pat} in string
 \code{gsub('', '-', 'abc')} returns \code{'-a-b-c-'}.
 \end{funcdesc}
 
-\begin{funcdesc}{split}{str\, pat}
+\begin{funcdesc}{split}{str\, pat\optional{\, retain}}
 Split the string \var{str} in fields separated by delimiters matching
 the pattern \var{pat}, and return a list containing the fields.  Only
 non-empty matches for the pattern are considered, so e.g.
 \code{split('a:b', ':*')} returns \code{['a', 'b']} and
 \code{split('abc', '')} returns \code{['abc']}.
+If the optional \var{retain} argument is true, the separators are also
+inserted in the list, so e.g. \code{split('a:::b', ':*', 1)} returns
+\code{['a', ':::', 'b']}.
 \end{funcdesc}