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Splitting/joining on different characters
You do realize that McDarren, brian_d_foy, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the folks from O'Reilly will be stopping by to talk with you about your mistaken assumptions about how names are capitalized?
I understand that it may not matter for your particular data set, but it's worth keeping in mind if the results might get back to the user. People get touchy about their names ...
The intelligent reader will judge for himself. Without examining the facts fully and fairly, there is no way of knowing whether vox populi is really vox dei, or merely vox asinorum. — Cyrus H. Gordon