vector subscripts in Python?
aleax at aleax.it
Thu Jun 12 18:58:20 CEST 2003
Alexander Schmolck wrote:
> function is worthwhile (note that it allows works for dicts and other
> def at(iterable, indices):
> return [iterable[i] for i in indices]
Careful: it does NOT allow for iterables -- it needs 'indexables', i.e.,
sequences or mappings. You can't pass it a file object, a generator,
and other iterables yet. On the other hand, it WILL be perfectly happy
with a mapping that's not iterable (i.e. doesn't implement __iter__)
as long as it does implement __getitem__ -- that's what it needs, and
all it needs. So, I would suggest choosing a different name for the
formal argument that you have chosen to name 'iterable', as that name
might be slightly misleading.
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