[Python-ideas] New explicit methods to trim strings
steve at pearwood.info
Sun Mar 31 19:59:50 EDT 2019
On Mon, Apr 01, 2019 at 12:02:25PM +1300, Greg Ewing wrote:
> Dan Sommers wrote:
> >They're a little longer, but IMO "without" helps
> >reenforce the immutability of the underlying string.
> We don't seem to worry about that distinction for other
> string methods, such as lstrip and rstrip.
Perhaps we ought to. In the spirit of today's date, let me propose
renaming existing string methods to be more explicit, e.g.:
The best thing is that there will no longer be any confusion as to
whether you are looking at a Unicode string or a byte-string:
a = a.new_string_trimmed_on_the_left()
a = a.new_bytes_trimmed_on_the_left()
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