[Python-ideas] Coercing str.join() argument elements to str
steve at pearwood.info
Mon Feb 28 23:49:49 CET 2011
Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> I just saw someone mention this on Twitter, and I know that I've been
> bitten by it before. Seems like it wouldn't break any existing code...
> The worst that could happen is that someone gets nonsensical strings
> in new code instead of an exception.
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