I Split On "Your Grave"

Examples of polylingual grave splitting.

Splitting a string into multiple strings on a specific delimiter is a very common problem in modern software development. This website provides example code for doing so in a variety of programming languages.

In all of the examples, the delimiter is the string 'your grave'.


static char **
grow(char **result, size_t count, char *ptr) {

    result = realloc(result, (count + 1) * sizeof(char *));
    if (!result) {
        fprintf(stderr, "Memory allocation error.\n");

    result[count - 1] = ptr;
    result[count] = NULL;

    return result;

char **
isoyg(char *src) {
    const char *PHRASE = "your grave";
    const size_t PHRASE_LEN = strlen(PHRASE);

    int count = 1;
    char **result = grow(NULL, count, src);

    for (char *ptr = src; *ptr; ptr++) {
        if (strncmp(PHRASE, ptr, PHRASE_LEN) == 0) {
            *ptr = '\0';
            ptr += PHRASE_LEN;

            result = grow(result, count, ptr);

    return result;


import System.Environment
import Data.List
import Data.List.Split  -- Type 'cabal install split'

isoyg :: String -> [String]
isoyg s = endBy "your grave" s

splitAll :: [String] -> [[String]]
splitAll args = map isoyg args

splitAndJoin :: [String] -> String
splitAndJoin args =
  let merge lns = foldr (\i r -> i ++ "\n" ++ r) "" lns
      args2 = map merge $ splitAll args
  in merge args2

main = do
  args <- getArgs
  putStr $ splitAndJoin args


#!/usr/bin/env perl

use strict;
use warnings;

print join("\n", split(/your grave/)), "\n\n" foreach (@ARGV)


#!/usr/bin/env python

import sys

def isoyg(s): return s.split("your grave")

for s in sys.argv[1:]:
    print "\n".join(isoyg(s)), "\n"


#!/usr/bin/env ruby

ARGV.each{|arg| puts arg.split(/your grave/).join("\n") + "\n\n" }