[Python-Dev] str object going in Py3K

Thomas Wouters thomas at xs4all.net
Wed Feb 15 00:15:37 CET 2006

On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 05:48:57PM -0500, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> 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.

Make them classmethods though, like dict.fromkeys.

Thomas Wouters <thomas at xs4all.net>

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