Gregory P. Smith wrote:
I've never liked the "".join() idiom for string concatenation; in my opinion it violates the principles "Beautiful is better than ugly." and "There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.". (And perhaps several others.) To that end I've submitted patch #1569040 to SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1569040&gro... This patch speeds up using + for string concatenation.
yay! i'm glad to see this. i hate the "".join syntax. i still write that as string.join() [...]
instance.method(*args) <==> type.method(instance, *args)
You can nowadays spell this as str.join("", lst) - no need to import a whole module!