[Python-3000] What to do about "".join([b""])?
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Fri Nov 2 15:20:55 CET 2007
OK, that's what I'll do. I was never really comfortable with it, and
now I know why.
On 11/2/07, Chris Monson <shiblon at gmail.com> wrote:
> +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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