[Python-ideas] Add an option for delimiters in bytes.hex()

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Wed May 3 05:28:00 EDT 2017

On Wed, May 03, 2017 at 02:48:03AM +0100, Erik wrote:
> On 03/05/17 01:43, Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> >I'm not stopping anyone from proposing a generalisation of this that
> >works with other sequence types. As somebody did :-)
> Who? I didn't spot that in the thread - please give a reference. Thanks.


> Knowing which sequence classes have a "chunk" method and which don't is 
> a higher barrier than knowing that all sequences can be "chunked" by a 
> single imported function.

At the moment, we're only talking about strings. That's the only actual 
use-case been presented so far. Everything else is at best Nice To Have, 
if not YAGNI.

Let's not kill this idea by over-generalising it. We can always extend 
the idea in the future once it is proven. Or for those who really want a 
general purpose group-any-iterable function, it can start life as a 
third party module, and we can discuss adding it to the language when 
it is mature and the kinks are ironed out.


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