[Python-Dev] deprecating string module?

David Abrahams David Abrahams" <david.abrahams@rcn.com
Thu, 30 May 2002 08:25:28 -0400

From: "Guido van Rossum" <guido@python.org>

> These "use cases"
> don't convince me that there's a legitimate use case for
> string.letters etc. that the methods don't cover.

This is funny. In the C++ community there's a nearly unanimous consensus
that way too much of the functionality of the standard strings is expressed
as member functions.