On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 9:40 AM MRAB <python@mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
On 2021-10-12 13:49, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 11:36:42PM +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> You haven't given any reason why unary plus should imply ord().
> I think the question Chris is really asking is why should unary plus
> return ord() rather than any other function or method.
> We could make unary plus of a string equal to the upper() method:
>      +"Hello world"  # returns "HELLO WORLD"
You could then strengthen that suggestion by saying the unary minus
would be equivalent to the lower() method.

I would "strengthen" it further by suggesting swapcase for the squiggle operator:

>>> ~"Lime Cordial Delicious"

And title case for the carot:

>>> ^"lime cordial delicious"
'Lime Cordial Delicious'

So many shortcuts! Think of the line space savings.


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