[Python-Dev] deprecating string module?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 30 May 2002 16:53:44 -0400

> It's not just that. People are generally unhappy with "kitchen sink"
> classes (admittedly C++ strings have a horrible case of this because of the
> combination of STL and legacy interfaces). Also, member functions tend to
> be difficult for generic programs.

Is this still relevant to Python?  Why are C++ member functions
difficult to generic programs?  Does the same apply to Python methods?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)