Text-mode apps (Was :Who are the "spacists"?)
marko at pacujo.net
Sat Apr 1 17:35:48 EDT 2017
Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
> there is no way within Python to have a string that can represent two
> strings, which is what directory separators do.
>>> repr(("a", "b"))
There! A string that represents two strings.
Note, however, that Python programs generally don't restrict themselves
to expressing objects via strings. There are even objects with no string
representation at all.
A pathname is a list of strings. Python could naturally express it as
[ "usr", "bin", "python3" ]
I'm not really proposing any change to the status quo. What's done is
done. However, I do think it is awkward to ban one particular, very
common character while allowing all the rest.
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