Implicit lists

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Fri Jan 31 04:28:47 CET 2003


holger krekel wrote:

...

> But i agree that grouping into 'non-iterables except strings and 
> unicode' on one side and everything else on the other side most 
> often makes sense.   

In my opinion, the crux of this all is the decision
that strings are iterable.
The number of use cases which I have seen so far is much
shorter than this thread.
Strings are much more often used as solid objects.
I'm pretty sure Guido would remove the sequence-ness
of strings in Python 3000, even to avoid this kind
of problems.

ciao - chris






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