[Python-3000] What to do about "".join([b""])?
shiblon at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 13:44:39 CET 2007
+1 on removing implicit str calls from join altogether.
On 11/2/07, Adam Hupp <adam at hupp.org> wrote:
> On 11/1/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > The alternative is to uniformly apply str(), which for bytes returns a
> string of the form
> > "b'...'" or "buffer(b'...')" (depending on whether the bytes are
> > immutable or not). Given that we killed the exception for "" == b""
> > earlier, I'm tempted to remove the exception. Any opinions to the
> > contrary?
> +1 on removing bytes-specific behavior from join. Whatever the
> behavior is it should be consistent.
> I prefer removing the str call on .join entirely. Is there any other
> string method that implicitly str's it's argument? I can't think of
> any. If this works I would expect that concatenation also implicitly
> converts (ala java).
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