[Python-Dev] Rationale for sum()'s design?
aleaxit at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 14 13:12:59 CET 2005
On Mar 14, 2005, at 11:20, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Somewhat ugly, but backwards compatible:
I realize you're mostly talking semantics, not implementation, but, as
long as we're at it, could we pretty please have back the optimization
> # Add the elements
if isinstance(value, basestring):
return value + ''.join(itr)
> for item in itr:
> value += item
> return value
...? This doesn't break bw compat since currently when value's a
string sum would raise an exception...
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