[Python-3000] What to do about "".join([b""])?
adam at hupp.org
Fri Nov 2 13:18:02 CET 2007
On 11/1/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> The alternative is to uniformly apply str(), which for bytes returns a string of the form
> "b'...'" or "buffer(b'...')" (depending on whether the bytes are
> immutable or not). Given that we killed the exception for "" == b""
> earlier, I'm tempted to remove the exception. Any opinions to the
+1 on removing bytes-specific behavior from join. Whatever the
behavior is it should be consistent.
I prefer removing the str call on .join entirely. Is there any other
string method that implicitly str's it's argument? I can't think of
any. If this works I would expect that concatenation also implicitly
converts (ala java).
Adam Hupp | http://hupp.org/adam/
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