[Python-ideas] PEP 428: poll about the joining syntax
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Oct 9 04:54:05 CEST 2012
Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>
> Since there has been some controversy about the joining syntax used in
> PEP 428 (filesystem path objects), I would like to run an informal poll
> about it. Please answer with +1/+0/-0/-1 for each proposal:
I hope you count U+2212 MINUS SIGN and not only U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS :-)
> - `p[q]` joins path q to path p
−1. Ugly and counter-intuitive. Bracket syntax is for accessing items of
> - `p + q` joins path q to path p
+1. Works as I'd expect it to work, and is easily discovered.
> - `p / q` joins path q to path p
−1. ‘/’ as a Python operator strongly connotes “division”, and this
> - `p.join(q)` joins path q to path p
+1. Explicit and clear.
> (you can include a rationale if you want, but don't forget to vote :-))
Thanks for the poll.
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