[Python-3000] Droping find/rfind?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Aug 25 23:00:47 CEST 2006

"Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote in message 
news:ca471dc20608251213v70f3a1b1y29df7affbf3f9522 at mail.gmail.com...
> But buffer() is on the kick-list for Py3k right now. Perhaps the new
> bytes object will make it possible to write the first example above
> differently; bytes will be mutable which changes everything.

I never learned about buffers and buffer() because in various ways they 
have been underdocumented and label problematical and sujbect to revision 
or removal.

> I still expect that a view with string methods will find more abuse
> than legitimate use.

Perhaps views should first be written and released by advocates as 
3rd-party modules (in C or Python), possibly in more than one competing 
version, to be tested by interested members of the community and subject to 
the usual criteria for inclusion in the standard library or even the core. 
Then we would have some performance and usage data to argue with ;-).

Terry Jan Reedy

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