On Fri, 19 Mar 2021 at 14:38, Paul Bryan <pbryan@anode.ca> wrote:
On Fri, 2021-03-19 at 10:22 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:

I’m not convinced that we need aiter(x, sentinel) at all — for iter() it’s mostly a legacy compatibility API.

I'm feel like I'm going to learn something today. To date, the pattern I've used for getting the first item from an iterable:

next(iter(i))

What's the recommended alternative?

I end up doing this most times:

def first(i):
    return next(iter(i))

Seens too simple to request to be in the sdlib, and it is so simple that would be forgotten if it were
in any 3rd party extension
 

Paul

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