1) I'm in favor of adding a stringify method to all collections
2) 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 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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