a question about zip...
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Wed Mar 8 21:41:58 CET 2006
> I had a structure that looked like this
> ((0,1), (2, 3), (4, 5), (6,7)
> I changed my code slightly and now I do this:
> odd = (1,3,5,7)
> even = (0,2,4,6)
> all = zip(even, odd)
> however the zip produces:
> [(0, 1), (2, 3), (4, 5), (6, 7)]
> Which is a list of tuples.. I wanted a tuple of tuples...
There is a reason that zip returns a list: appending to a list is considered a "natural" operation, whereas extending an
immutable(!) tuple creates a _new_ tuple for each entry. Which is a comparable costly operation - actually quadratic
complexity instead of linear.
So - if you need a tuple afterwards, convert it as shown above.
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