PEP 358 and operations on bytes

Gabriel G gabrielg_laburando at
Wed Oct 4 03:11:47 CEST 2006

At Tuesday 3/10/2006 21:52, Ben Finney wrote:

>Gerrit Holl <gerrit at> writes:
> > operations that aren't currently defined in PEP 358, like:
> >
> >     - str methods endswith, find, partition, replace, split(lines),
> >       startswith,
> >     - Regular expressions
> >
> > I think those can be useful on a bytes type. Perhaps bytes and str
> > could share a common parent class? They certainly share a lot of
> > properties and possible operations one might want to perform.
>Looking at those, I don't see why they wouldn't be useful for *all*
>sequence types. Perhaps there needs to be a 'seq' type containing
>those common methods, that is the superclass of 'str', 'bytes',
>'list', 'tuple' et cetera.

find() could be useful sometimes.
But what means partition, replace, split, etc on a generic sequence?

Gabriel Genellina
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