[Python-Dev] A house upon the sand

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Sun, 26 Nov 2000 20:00:48 -0500 (EST)

Greg Ewing writes:
 > This still suggests that continuing to use it is frowned
 > upon, though.

  Backward compatible code is still being written, certainly, and not
everything is available as a method (just try ''.letters! ;).

 > I think there are still legitimate reasons for using some
 > parts of the string module. For example, if you're one of
 > those stubborn people who refuse to accept that ",".join(foo)
 > is a better way of writing string.join(foo,",").

  There will never be an excuse for that!  .join() should never have
been added as a method!


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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