[Python-Dev] str object going in Py3K

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Feb 15 19:02:58 CET 2006

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 18:29 +0100, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> Maybe a weird idea, but why not use static methods on the
>> bytes and str type objects for this ?!
>> E.g. bytes.openfile(...) and unicode.openfile(...) (in 3.0
>> renamed to str.openfile())
> That's also not a bad idea, but I'd leave off one or the other of the
> redudant "open" and "file" parts.  E.g. bytes.open() and unicode.open()
> seem fine to me (we all know what 'open' means, right? :).

Thinking about it, I like your idea better (file.bytes()
and file.text()).

Anyway, as long as we don't start adding openthis() and openthat()
I guess I'm happy ;-)

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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