Python3 - encoding issues

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sun Nov 29 04:43:21 CET 2009


DreiJane <joost <at> h-labahn.de> writes:

> 
> Ohhh - that's nice. But no words of that in the library reference
> here:
> 
>
http://docs.python.org/3.1/library/stdtypes.html#sequence-types-str-bytes-bytearray-list-tuple-range

That's because it's here:
http://docs.python.org/3.1/library/stdtypes.html#bytes-and-byte-array-methods

> 
> Still this fails:
> 
> >>> a = (1,2,3,4)
> >>> print(a.startswith((1,2)))
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> AttributeError: 'tuple' object has no attribute 'startswith'
> 
> Still methods of this kind would have a better place in the sequence
> protocol.

You are welcome to bring this idea to the python-ideas list, just know that it
has a small chance of being accepted.







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