[Python-3000] What to do about "".join([b""])?

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sat Nov 3 23:26:06 CET 2007

On 11/3/07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Barry Warsaw wrote:
> >  From a purity standpoint, I agree with removing the implicit
> > str'ing.  I'm just sure what is more practical.
> If it's really considered worth providing this extra
> convenience, how about a different method for it:
>    "".joinstr(...)
> Just as convenient, and explicit rather than implicit,
> so it won't cause any surprises.

Convenience of that over either of these::

  ''.join(map(str, args))
  ''.join(str(x) for x in args)

is just not worth tacking on another method to str in my opinion.


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