[Python-Dev] other "magic strings" issues

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Fri Nov 7 12:40:31 EST 2003

On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 12:05, Guido van Rossum wrote:
 > Yes, that would be good.  Is there anything besides maketrans() in the
 > string module worth saving?  (IMO letters and digits etc. are not --
 > you can use s.isletter() etc. for that.)

Yikes!  Are you assuming those are only used for "in" tests???

Barry Warsaw writes:
 > I'm not following, are you saying we don't need string.ascii_letters and
 > friends any more?

We definately need these still.  I don't see any reason to remove
them, and they're definately still used.


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