[Python-Dev] A house upon the sand
26 Nov 2000 23:22:15 +0000
"Tim Peters" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On the deprecation of the string module: where did this idea come from?
> I've never seen anything saying that the string module is deprecated.
I thought this, and went looking. I found on
http://www.python.org/1.6/, about four fifths of the way down:
string - most of this module is deprecated now that strings have
methods. This no longer uses the built-in strop module, but takes
advantage of the new string methods to provide transparent support
for both Unicode and ordinary strings.
I hope (and believe) this is Wrong.
The old string module is still around for backwards compatibility,
but it mostly acts as a front-end to the new string methods.
which is IMHO better.
Every day I send overnight packages filled with rabid weasels to
people who use frames for no good reason.
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