On 2019-01-29 23:38, Greg Ewing wrote:
Brendan Barnwell wrote:
Personally what I find is perverse is that .join is a method of
strings but does NOT call str() on the items to be joined.
Neither do most other string methods:
s = "hovercraft" s.count(42)
Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> TypeError: Can't convert 'int' object to str implicitly
Why should join() be any different?
And what if you don't want str, but instead repr, or ascii?
(An optional stringifying function, maybe? :-))