Regex::split(3) Split a string into substrings.


[String] split( String patt, String str, Int limit=0, Bool allowempty=false )


patt The pattern string

str The String to split

limit The maximum number of pieces (from the left) to split str into. If this is parameter is omitted or set to zero an unlimited number of pieces will be allowed.

allowempty If this is true, then consecutive delimeters will be treated as having an empty string between them. If it is false (or omitted) then consecutive delimeters will be treated as one.


Using patt as a delimeter, split str into substrings.

 x = "a,b,c";
 xs = split(",",x); // ["a","b","c"]
 xs = split(",",x,1); // ["a","b,c"]


Kaya standard library by Edwin Brady, Chris Morris and others ([email protected]). For further information see


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