Function/method returning list of chars in string?

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


Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:

> "Diez B. Roggisch" <d..s at nam.web.de> 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 

list(<generator-expression>)

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 

list(<iterable>)

idiom.

Diez



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