no string.downer() ?

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Sat Aug 30 02:04:47 CEST 2008

En Thu, 28 Aug 2008 02:52:42 -0300, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at>  

> Asun Friere wrote:
>> Never ascribe to humour that which can be adequately explained by
>> increadible stupidity!  On the other hand given up/down vs. high/low,
>> upper/downer might appear logical to someone who doesn't know that
>> "downcase" is called 'lowercase.'
> prior exposure to Ruby might explain this, right?  (iirc, they use  
> "upcase" and "downcase").

Yes. And Common Lisp has used the same very names for a longer time than  
Python itself existed, so I don't agree with many comments on this thread.

Gabriel Genellina

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