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Senthil Kumaran orsenthil at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 12:04:09 CET 2009

> "Beautiful is better than Ugly"

ZEN: Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.

1) Character being a string datatype of length 1 illustrates that.
There is no character datatype.

This is opposite way of thinking that string is an array of
characters, making character as the special case of string.  I think
this is influenced from a VHLL perspective that strings will be more
often used.

>>> name = "String"
>>> type(name)
<type 'str'>
>>> type(name[0])
<type 'str'>

In C,
you explicitly define an array of characters for a string and deal
with them as a array.

2) Iteration through string like lists illustrates this point again.

for char in "String":
      print char

I dont know any other VHLL, so some one can provide an example.

And just while writing this, I think comparing C and Python is wrong.
They are from different generations.  Python should be compared with
any other dynamic programming language.


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