[Python-Dev] String methods... finally
Barry A. Warsaw
bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Fri Jun 11 19:43:35 CEST 1999
>>>>> "SM" == Skip Montanaro <skip at mojam.com> writes:
SM> Oh, one other thing I forgot. Split (join) and splitfields
SM> (joinfields) used to be different. They've been the same for
SM> a long time now, long enough that I no longer recall how they
SM> used to differ.
I think it was only in the number of arguments they'd accept (at least
that's what's implied by the module docos).
SM> In making the leap from string module to
SM> string methods, I suggest dropping the long names altogether.
I agree. Thinking about it, I'm also inclined to not include
startswith and endswith in the string module.
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