If the string module is deprecated...
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Sun Aug 29 14:26:29 CEST 2004
"Paul McGuire" <ptmcg at austin.rr._bogus_.com> writes:
> ... what will become of the module-level constants, such as uppercase,
> digits, hexdigits, etc.? Will they become class-level constants of the str
I don't see why not.
One design decision I don't understand, though (which doesn't crop up
in the particular cases you list above):
staticmethods can be invoked through a class instance:
>>> class Foo:
... def bar():
... print 'bar'
>>> f = Foo()
This is the issue that turned list.sorted() into builtin sorted() in
2.4 -- people would get confused expecting that [3,2,1].sorted() to
return [1,2,3], rather than raise TypeError.
Seems there is some disagreement amongst language desingers on whether
polymorphism is a good thing in static methods.
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