[Python-Dev] Rename str/unicode to text

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Fri Feb 17 11:57:25 CET 2006

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

> OTOH, even if we didn't rename str/unicode to text, opentext would
> still be a good name for the function that opens a text file.

Hnnrgh, not really.  You're not opening a 'text', nor are you
constructing something that might reasonably be called an 'opentext'.
textfile() seems better.


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