[Python-Dev] other "magic strings" issues
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Fri Nov 7 17:47:37 EST 2003
> How about a strtools module? I was thinking that constants like
> ascii_letters could go there along with an implementation of join() that
> took arguments in an obvious way (or at least the way everyone seems to
> request it). Barry's string replacement function could also go there
> (the one using $; wasn't it agreed that interpolation was the wrong term
> to use or something?).
> This would prevent polluting the str type too much plus remove any
> hindrance that there necessarily be a mirror value for Unicode since the
> docs can explicitly state it only works for str in those cases.
Do we have an indication that the str type is getting polluted too
much? Apart from the locale-specific things and maketrans, what else
wouldn't work for Unicode that's currently under consideration?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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