The unPEP: List-Tuple Unification
othello at javanet.com
Fri Jul 20 20:03:37 CEST 2001
Steve Holden wrote:
> No asbestos required, but what's tha advantage over
> mylist = tuple(mylist)
> just-wonderingl-ly y'rs - steve
Good question. Immutable lists don't give you much over
what you get now from tuples (except the automatic coercion
for dictionary keys).
The big advantage comes from deprecating tuples, simplifying
the language, getting rid of (,) and eliminating the need to remember
which things require tuples, which require lists, and which allow
both (quick, what does the % formatting operator require?).
never-met-a-list-i-didnt-like,ly y'rs -- Raymond
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