[Python-ideas] Adding str.isascii() ?
rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 03:53:41 EST 2018
On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 7:42 PM, INADA Naoki <songofacandy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Currently, int(), str.isdigit(), str.isalnum(), etc... accepts
> non-ASCII strings.
>>>> s = １２３"
> But sometimes, we want to accept only ascii string. For example,
> ipaddress module uses:
> _DECIMAL_DIGITS = frozenset('0123456789')
> if _DECIMAL_DIGITS.issuperset(str):
> ref: https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/e76daebc0c8afa3981a4c5a8b54537f756e805de/Lib/ipaddress.py#L491-L494
> If str has str.isascii() method, it can be simpler:
> `if s.isascii() and s.isdigit():`
> I want to add it in Python 3.7 if there are no opposite opinions.
I'm not sure that the decimal-digit check is actually improved by
this, but nonetheless, I am in favour of this feature. In CPython,
this method can simply look at the object headers to see if it has the
'ascii' flag set; otherwise, it'd be effectively equivalent to:
return ord(max(self)) < 128
Would be handy when working with semi-textual protocols, where ASCII
text is trivially encoded, but non-ASCII text may require negotiation
or a protocol header.
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