tuples, index method, Python's design
roy at panix.com
Sun Mar 2 22:52:27 CET 2008
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Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> wrote:
> On 2 Mar, 19:06, Alan Isaac <ais... at american.edu> wrote:
> > On April 12th, 2007 at 10:05 PM Alan Isaac wrote:
> > > The avoidance of tuples, so carefully defended in other
> > > terms, is often rooted (I claim) in habits formed from
> > > need for list methods like ``index`` and ``count``.
> > > Indeed, I predict that Python tuples will eventually have
> > > these methods and that these same people will then defend
> > > *that* status quo.
> You were more confident about this than I was. Still, nothing happens
> if no-one steps up to do something about it.
> > <URL:http://python.org/download/releases/2.6/NEWS.txt>
> > - Issue #2025 : Add tuple.count() and tuple.index()
> > methods to comply with the collections.Sequence API.
> Here's the tracker item that may have made it happen:
> I think you need to thank Raymond Hettinger for championing the
> cause. ;-)
Callooh! Callay! We are delivered from one of the most long-lived and
pointless (if minor) warts in an otherwise clean and logical type
hierarchy. Thank you, Raymond!
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