Newbi Q: What is a rational for strings not being lists in Python?

Simon Brunning simon at brunningonline.net
Tue Oct 16 14:32:01 CEST 2007


On 10/16/07, Benjamin <musiccomposition at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good explanation, but basically strings are immutable so they can be
> used in dicts.

Nope. Value types should always be immutable.

<http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?ValueObjectsShouldBeImmutable>

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