[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 292 - Simpler String Substitutions
tim.peters at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 18:32:39 CEST 2004
[Clark C. Evans]
> +1 to automatic str() -- this is a common newbie mistake and I can't
> think of a case where you wouldn't want this to happen
Apologies to Barry, but I'm +1 on auto-str() too. It's a string
interpolation -- the user is explicitly asking for a string. If they
made a mistake, it was in asking for a string to begin with, not in
feeding it a non-string.
The same applies to string.join(iterable), for that matter.
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