[Python-ideas] Keyword/Symbol literals
chris.barker at noaa.gov
Wed Jan 21 21:07:14 CET 2015
On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Alexander Belopolsky <
alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>
>> Lack of a use case?
> My use case comes from interoperability with other languages. I maintain
> a package which provides an interface  between Python and the language
>  called Q. Q has 3 scalar types to represent text data (char, byte and
> symbol) and the corresponding vector types. When I pass Python strings to
> Q, I convert them to symbols because that is what users expect most of the
> time, but as a result, working with char vectors is unnatural.
couldn't you create a subclass of str that was exactly the same except that
it was defined as mapping to a Q symbol?
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