Joining strings versus augmented assignment

Andy Todd andy_todd at
Fri Jan 31 14:34:23 CET 2003

In his Linux Journal piece on Quixote
( Greg Ward mentions
that when joining a series of strings together it is more efficient to
use "".join(listOfStrings) rather than += (augmented assignment).

I couldn't find any obvious references to this in the documentation or
in this group.

Would anyone care to explain why this is so to a poor ignoramous?

Thanks in advance,

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