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Why is lower() deprecated and how should I replace it?

I read that lower() is deprecated. Unfortunately, I
can't find the preferred way of lowercasing a string.
What is it?

Thanks

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Jul 18 '05 #1
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gf gf wrote:
I read that lower() is deprecated. Unfortunately, I
can't find the preferred way of lowercasing a string.
What is it?


Instead of string.lower(s) , use s.lower()

Jul 18 '05 #2
gf gf wrote:
I read that lower() is deprecated.


Most of the functions in the string module are deprecated, yes. They
have been replaced by string methods on the string objects themselves.
These methods are *not* deprecated.
In [1]: s = 'I aM a hApPY lITtLe STRing thAt WAnTS to Be loWEr CaSE.'

In [2]: s.lower()
Out[2]: 'i am a happy little string that wants to be lower case.'

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