no string.downer() ?

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Thu Aug 28 03:34:14 CEST 2008


On Aug 28, 11:25 am, Asun Friere <afri... at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Aug 28, 10:28 am, John Machin <sjmac... at lexicon.net> wrote:
>
> > Out of the possible diagnoses (trolling, incredible stupidity, feeble
> > joke attempt) of the cause of the ensuing upper/downer question, I'm
> > going with the third.
>
> 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.'

He knows that s.upper().swapcase() does the job, without having read
the swapcase docs where it is screamingly obvious that lowercase is
the antonym of uppercase???



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