bug in string.join()?
jmarshal at mathworks.com
Wed Feb 21 21:37:09 CET 2001
Thorsten Horstmann <thorsten at mats.gmd.de> wrote:
> "Fernando Rodrguez" wrote:
>> >>> string.join(("abcde"))
>> 'a b c d e'
>> Is this the expected behavior, or is it a bug? O:-)
> it's the expected behavior.
> string.join concatenate all sequence types. So it iterates
> over all characters in the string and joins them with the
> default separator ' '.
> It's not a bug - it's a feature! ;-)
Also of note is that you have an unnecessary set of parens. If you
meant to pass a tuple of one element into string.join, you needed to
add a trailing comma. And you'd get a different behavior:
'a b c d e'
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