Hi --

On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

> In message "Re: String#split converts string args to regexes -- ?"
>     on 02/07/10, David Alan Black <dblack / candle.superlink.net> writes:
>
> |>  (c) prohibit string pattern longer than 1.
> |
> |Why the one-character exception?  I'm still not getting that.
>
> AWKish behavior is used too much to omit, and useful as well.

I'm probably OT here, but I'm very curious about this....  What is it
in AWK that behaves this way (one-char string as string, multi-char
converted to regex)?  I think there's some piece of the puzzle I'm not
seeing.  (But I still vote for b/d :-)


David

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