Joining strings versus augmented assignment
Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy)
tdelaney at avaya.com
Tue Feb 4 05:01:37 CET 2003
> From: Bengt Richter [mailto:bokr at oz.net]
> IMO we need to keep in mind that the language is not defined
> by accidental
> details of implementation, and try to avoid leading people
> into believing
> that bad peformance for certain operations is necessarily
> cast in concrete.
Indeed. If you are using Psyco for example, string concatenation is converted into a list join whereever possible.
So in that case, the two are fairly equivalent.
Nonetheless, I often find building up a string in a list and then joining it to be better both conceptually and in terms of readability. String concatenation can start to look messy very quickly ...
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