[Python-3000] optimizing [x]range
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Fri Aug 3 00:25:36 CEST 2007
On 8/2/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> > The patch is based on the latest trunk/ checkout, Python 2.6. I don't
> > think this is a problem if nobody else made any effort towards making
> > xrange more sequence-like in the Python 3000 branch. The C source might
> > require some tab/space cleanup.
> Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened: In Py3k, the range object
> is defined in terms PyObject*, so your patch won't apply to the 3k branch.
FWIW, making xrange (or range in Py3k) "more sequence-like" is exactly
what should *not* happen.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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