[Python-Dev] OOps (was: No 1.6! (was Re: A REALLY COOL PYTHON FEATURE:))

Christian Tismer tismer@tismer.com
Mon, 22 May 2000 16:11:37 +0200

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Christian, there was a smiley in your signature, so I can safely
> ignore it, right?  It doesn't make sense at all to me to make "abc"[0]
> return 97 instead of "a".

There was a smiley, but for the most since I cannot
decide what I want. I'm quite convinced that strings should
better not be sequences, at least not sequences of strings.

"abc"[0:1] would be enough, "abc"[0] isn't worth the side effects,
as listed in Tim's posting.

ciao - chris

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