Function/method returning list of chars in string?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Jun 9 22:46:35 CEST 2009

Miles Kaufmann wrote:
> On Jun 9, 2009, at 6:05 AM, Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
>> Also as list-comps are going away and are replaced by
>> list(<generator-expression>)
> Where did you hear that?

Perhaps in the discussion of possible changes for 3.0 about 18 months 
ago.  The idea was rejected because set/list/dict(genexp) is too much 
slower (say 2x) than the direct implementation of set/list/dict 


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