[Python-Dev] Proof of the pudding: str.partition()
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Aug 31 18:51:17 CEST 2005
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> >> You can do both: make partition() return a sequence with
> >> similar to os.stat(). However, I would call the attributes
> >> "sep", and "after".
> Terry> One could see that as a special-case back-compatibility kludge
> Terry> that maybe should disappear in 3.0.
> Back compatibility with what?
os.stat without attributes. 'that' referred to its current 'sequence with
> I'm -1 on the notion of generating groups or attributes.
We agree. A back-compatibility kludge is not a precedent to be emulated.
>In the case of stat() there is no reason other than historic
> for the results to be returned in any particular order,
Which is why I wonder whether the sequence part should be dropped in 3.0.
Terry J. Reedy
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