[Python-Dev] str object going in Py3K

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Feb 14 23:48:57 CET 2006

On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 14:37 -0800, Alex Martelli wrote:

> What about shorter names, such as 'text' instead of 'opentext' and
> 'data' instead of 'openbinary'?  By eschewing the 'open' prefix we
> might make it easy to eventually migrate off it. Maybe text and data
> could be two subclasses of file, with file remaining initially as it
> is (and perhaps becoming an abstract-only baseclass at the time 'open'
> is deprecated).

I was actually thinking about static methods file.text() and file.data()
which seem nicely self descriptive, if a little bit longer.


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