[Python-Dev] Rename str/unicode to text

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Feb 17 12:23:44 CET 2006

Michael Hudson wrote:

>  > 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.

except that in Python, file is a type, and open is an action.

but I agree that textfile reads better (haven't we been through this
a couple of times already, btw?  iirc, my original textfile proposal was
posted in 1846, or so)


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