ts <decoux / moulon.inra.fr> wrote:
> >>>>> "S" == Simon Strandgaard <neoneye / adslhome.dk> writes:
> 
> S> irb(main):002:0> "abcde".split(/./)
> S> => []
> 
> S> Why is the second result empty?
> 
> svg% ri String#split
> ----------------------------------------------------------- String#split
>      str.split(pattern=$;, [limit])   => anArray
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [...]
>      If the _limit_ parameter is omitted, trailing null fields are
>      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^n>      supressed. If _limit_ is a positive number, at most that number of
>      ^^^^^^^^^
[snip] 
>  you have only null fields in the result


Ahh.. I see.  I just wondered what was going on.

I look at RI, but not carefully enough.

Thanks Guy.. I lost count of how many beers..

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Simon Strandgaard