[Python-Dev] RE: [Python-Dev] RE: [Python-Dev] RE: [Python-Dev] String methods... finally
tim_one at email.msn.com
Tue Jun 15 08:17:02 CEST 1999
> But now the IDLE "CallTips" extenion seems lame.
> >>> " ".join(
> doesnt yield the help, where:
> >>> s=" "; s.join(
> does :-)
No Windows Guy will be stymied by how to hack that! Hint: string literals
always end with one of two characters <wink>.
> Very cute, I must say. The biggest temptation is going to be, as I
> mentioned, avoiding the use of this stuff for "general" code. Im still
> unconvinced the "sep.join" concept is natural, but string methods in
> general sure as hell are.
sep.join bothered me until I gave the separator a name (a la the
"space.join, tab.join", etc examples earlier). Then it looked *achingly*
natural! Using a one-character literal instead still rubs me the wrong way,
although for some reason e.g.
no longer does. I can't account for any of it, but I know what I like
> Guido almost hinted that post 1.5.2 interim release(s?) would be
> acceptable, so long as he didnt have to do it! Im tempted to volunteer to
> agree to do something for Windows, and if no other platform biggots
> volunteer, I wont mind in the least :-) I realize it still
> needs settling down, but this is too good to keep to "ourselves" (being
> CVS enabled people) for too long ;-)
Yes, I really like the new string methods too! And I want to rewrite all of
IDLE to use them ASAP <wink>.
damn-the-users-let's-go-nuts-ly y'rs - tim
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