gah! I hate the new string syntax

Robin Becker robin at
Fri Mar 2 16:51:41 CET 2001

In article <0vpn79.331.ln at>, Carl Banks <idot at> writes
>Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <shaleh at> wrote:
>> return ";".join(["%s=%s" % (k, params[k]) for k in params.keys()])
>> every day python seems to be moving closer to the line noise aspect of
>> coding.
>I find it ok for methodlike functions such as split.
>For unmethodlike functions such as join, I would use the old
>string.join syntax (for regular strings, anyways).
>"".join is just creepy.
it looks plain wrong, but would ['a','b','c'].join(';') look any better?

In fact there may be some benefit in being able to say

pathJoiner = (sys.platform=='win32' and ';' or ':').join
path1 = pathJoiner([d1,d2,.....])
path2 = pathJoiner([e1,e2,.....])

Robin Becker

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