[Python-3000] Droping find/rfind?

Oleg Broytmann phd at mail2.phd.pp.ru
Wed Aug 23 16:44:33 CEST 2006

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 07:20:54AM -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> in py3k I
> want to rip out lots of "harmless" to make the language smaller. A
> smaller language is also a feature, and a very important one -- a
> frequent complaint I hear is that over time the language has lost some
> of its original smallness, which reduces some of the reasons why
> people were attracted to it in the first place.

   IMHO find() is not a part of the language - it is a part of the standard
library. When people complain about the *language* they AFAIU mean "print >>",
[list comprehension], iterators, generators and (generator expressions),
@decorators, "with", "case"...

     Oleg Broytmann            http://phd.pp.ru/            phd at phd.pp.ru
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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