"Not every five line function needs to be in the standard library"
... even more true for every one line function. I can think of a few dozen variations of similar but not quite identical behavior to my little stringify() that "could be useful." Python gives us easy composition to create each of them. It's not PHP, after all.
On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 8:52 PM Alex Shafer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That would be strongly preferred to duplication across hundreds of use cases and thousands (millions?) of users. Not all of them are likely to come up with the most efficient implementation either. -------- Original Message -------- On Jan 29, 2019, 18:44, David Mertz < email@example.com> wrote:
stringify = lambda it: type(it)(map(str, it))
Done! Does that really need to be in the STDLIB?
On Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 7:11 PM Alex Shafer via Python-ideas < firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'm in favor of adding a stringify method to all collections
strings are special and worthy of a "special case" because strings
tend to be human readable and are used in all kinds of user interface.
-------- Original Message -------- On Jan 29, 2019, 16:04, Steven D'Aprano < email@example.com> wrote:
On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 10:51:26PM +0100, Jamesie Pic wrote:
What do you think of list.stringify(delim) ?
What's so special about lists? What do you think of:
tuple.stringify deque.stringify iterator.stringify dict.keys.stringify
etc. And what's so special about strings that lists have to support a stringify method and not every other type?
list.floatify list.intify list.tuplify list.setify list.iteratorify
Programming languages should be more about composable, re-usable general purpose components more than special cases.
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