[Python-Dev] Remove str.find in 3.0?

Tony Meyer t-meyer at ihug.co.nz
Tue Aug 30 02:05:03 CEST 2005

[Kay Schluehr]
>> The discourse about Python3000 has shrunken from the expectation
>> of the "next big thing" into a depressive rhetorics of feature 
>> elimination. The language doesn't seem to become deeper, smaller
>> and more powerfull but just smaller.
> There is much focus on removing things, because we want to be able 
> to add new stuff but we don't want the language to grow.

ISTM that a major reason that the Python 3.0 discussion seems 
focused more on removal than addition is that a lot of 
addition can be (and is being) done in Python 2.x.  This is a 
huge benefit, of course, since people can start doing things 
the "new and improved" way in 2.x, even though it's not until 
3.0 that the "old and evil" ;) way is actually removed.

Removal of map/filter/reduce is an example - there isn't 
discussion about addition of new features, because list 
comps/gen expressions are already here...


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