[Python-Dev] other "magic strings" issues
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Fri Nov 7 18:10:51 EST 2003
Guido van Rossum writes:
> In the end it would be a module containing 4 constants and one
> function. I'd rather consolidate all that elsewhere.
Frankly, that doesn't bother me, especially given that they've always
been in the string module. But I count more than 4 constants that
should be kept:
All of these could reasonably live on both str and unicode if that's
not considered pollution. But if they live in a module, there's no
reason not to keep string around for that purpose.
(I don't object to making them class attributes; I object to creating
a new module for them.)
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation
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