restriction on sum: intentional bug?
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Fri Oct 16 17:58:29 CEST 2009
Alan G Isaac schrieb:
> I expected this to be fixed in Python 3:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> TypeError: sum() can't sum strings [use ''.join(seq) instead]
> Of course it is not a good way to join strings,
> but it should work, should it not? Naturally,
It's not a bug. sum() doesn't work on strings deliberately. ''.join()
*is* the right and good way to concatenate strings.
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