How do I convert an iterator over bytes into a str?
markscottwright at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 18:49:07 CEST 2009
On Aug 18, 6:52 pm, "Jan Kaliszewski" <z... at chopin.edu.pl> wrote:
> 19-08-2009 o 00:24:20 markscottwright <markscottwri... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What's the correct way to turn an iterator over bytes into a string?
> > This works, but, ewww:
> > In : "".join(iter("four score and seven years ago"))
> > Out: 'four score and seven years ago'
> But it is the correct way (and even recommended over s=s+t or s+=t, when
> -- see: http://docs.python.org/library/stdtypes.html#sequence-types-str-unico...).
> Jan Kaliszewski (zuo) <z... at chopin.edu.pl>
Thanks Jan (and all other responders). I suppose I shouldn't be
surprised - it's a known wart (http://wiki.python.org/moin/
PythonWarts), but it just looks so darn wrong. It is, as you point
out, much faster than "better looking" alternatives, though -
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