[Python-Dev] String methods... finally

David Ascher da at ski.org
Fri Jun 11 20:36:32 CEST 1999

On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:

>     >> IMO, builtin join ought to str()ify all the elements in the
>     >> sequence, concatenating the results.  

> I don't get it -- why?

> Oh, just because I think it might useful, and would provide something
> that isn't easily provided with other constructs.

I do map(str, ...) all the time. 

My real concern is that there is nothing about the word 'join' which
implies string conversion.  Either call it joinstrings or don't do the
conversion, I say.


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