I come to praise .join, not to bury it...
pj at sgi.com
Thu Mar 8 00:09:05 CET 2001
On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 09:46:53AM -0500, Mike C. Fletcher wrote:
| Here's a professional aesthetic's take:
| mystring.join( )
| This is a perfectly normal and good-looking construct. It seems pythonic
| and beautiful, object orientation is part of Python, and this works nicely.
| "'".join( )
| ";".join( )
| ".".join( )
| "!".join( )
| ",".join( )
| All look like executable line noise. That is, the literal string's syntax
| makes the use of dotted attributes on such a string look jarring and
Hmmmm ... the following looks nicer to the part of my
brain that agreed with the above sighting of noise:
>>> x=['a', 'b', 'c']
But my hunch is that the above will quickly look like a silly
example of excess elaboration to a frequent reader of Python code.
Time to get used to simply:
I won't rest till it's the best ...
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