Function/method returning list of chars in string?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Tue Jun 9 12:05:14 CEST 2009

Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:

> "Diez B. Roggisch" <d..s at> wrote:
>> I think
>> lb = list(s)
>> is good enough.
> It does the job, of course, but it is not a string method.

And that is a bad thing because of what?

Also as list-comps are going away and are replaced by 


I'd say it's much more consistent when faced with the task of creating a
list of anything that's iterable one uses the 




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