[Python-Dev] str object going in Py3K

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Feb 15 02:06:17 CET 2006

Alex Martelli wrote:

> What about shorter names, such as 'text' instead of 'opentext' and
> 'data' instead of 'openbinary'?

Because those words are just names for pieces of data,
with nothing to connect them with files or the act of
opening a file.

I think the association of "open" with "file" is
established strongly enough in programmers' brains that
dropping it now would just lead to unnecessary confusion.

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept, +--------------------------------------+
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