[Python-Dev] Rename str/unicode to text
mwh at python.net
Fri Feb 17 14:15:05 CET 2006
"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> writes:
> 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.
Well, yeah, but you can interpret each name in a sane way and try to
ignore the fact that they refer to the same object...
> 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)
Yes, that sounds about right.
I'm sorry, was my bias showing again? :-)
-- William Tanksley, 13 May 2000
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