How do I convert an iterator over bytes into a str?
steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Thu Aug 20 06:20:09 CEST 2009
On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 20:04:12 -0700, alex23 wrote:
> markscottwright <markscottwri... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Don't forget that it's exceptionally easy to create your own mechanism
> for doing this:
> def join(seq, sep):
> return sep.join(map(str, seq))
Oh oh oh my brain hurts!!! Neither "seq" nor "sep" are real words, both
are abbreviations, they differ by a single letter, and the two letters
are mirror images of each other!!!
This is a recipe for confusion when people get the order of sep and seq
mixed up. Hopefully in real life code, you'd use a less easily confused
function signature -- even just spelling out sequence and separator in
full would reduce confusion to essentially zero.
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