why the string function / module change
Sean 'Shaleh' Perry
shaleh at valinux.com
Sat Feb 17 05:12:23 CET 2001
Ok, so I read the what's new. I understand that for Unicode support the
string module needed help. No problem. By why introduce a new syntax that
makes 2.0 incompatible with 1.5?
foo = 'this is a string'
pieces = foo.split()
split(foo) worked just as well. I understand there were problems making the
string module do this, but still. Could they have not been _split() or
something to dissuade their use?
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