[issue8376] Tutorial offers dangerous advice about iterators: “__iter__() can just return self”
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Mon Apr 12 20:08:00 CEST 2010
Raymond Hettinger <rhettinger at users.sourceforge.net> added the comment:
I think the docs are fine as-is. At that point in the tutorial, we're trying to teach what the iterator protocol is.
The considerations of what makes a good design can be discussed elsewhere. It is not a one-liner. For example, files are self iterators but lists are not -- there are good reasons for either choice. Explaining those design choices is not a good way to *introduce* the iterator protocol.
Recommend closing this report.
priority: normal -> low
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