[Python-Dev] String methods... finally

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Wed Jun 16 16:42:01 CEST 1999

>>>>> "M" == M  <mal at lemburg.com> writes:

    M> The u"..." looks more intuitive too me. While inheriting C/C++
    M> constructs usually makes sense I think usage in the C community
    M> is not that wide-spread yet and for a Python freak, the small u
    M> will definitely remind him of Unicode whereas the L will stand
    M> for (nearly) unlimited length/precision.

I don't think I've every seen C code with L"..." strings in them.
Here's my list in no particular order.

U"..." -- reminds Java/JPython users of Unicode.  Alternative
    mnemonic: Unamerican-strings

L"..." -- long-strings, Lundh-strings, ...

W"..." -- wide-strings, Warsaw-strings (just trying to take credit
    where credit's not due :), what-the-heck-are-these?-strings

H"..." -- happy-strings, Hammond-strings,

F"..." -- funky-stuff-in-these-hyar-strings

A"..." -- ain't-strings

S"..." -- strange-strings, silly-strings

    M> Not that this is important, but...



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