[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-Dev] String methods... finally

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Jun 15 09:10:28 CEST 1999

>     wink> + string.join(seq) doesn't currently convert seq elements to
>     wink> string type, and in my vision it would.  At least three of
>     wink> us admit to mapping str across seq anyway before calling
>     wink> string.join, and I think it would be a nice convenience:

hmm.  consider the following:

    space = " "
    foo = L"foo"
    bar = L"bar"
    result = space.join((foo, bar))

what should happen if you run this:

    a) Python raises an exception
    b) result is an ordinary string object
    c) result is a unicode string object


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