On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 8:07 AM Chris Angelico <rosuav@gmail.com> wrote:
> Given that the only input parameters are the iterables themselves, it's a stretch to even consider the first two as possibilities.

Why? I can conceivably imagine that zip(iter1, iter2, truncate=5)
would consume at most 5 elements from each iterable. It's not much of
a stretch. It doesn't happen to be what's proposed, but it's a
reasonable interpretation. (Though then the default would probably be
truncate=None to not truncate.)

This was exactly my thought, that Chris wrote very well.  I can easily imagine a 'truncate=5' behavior.  In fact, if it existed, it is something I would have used multiple times.  As is, I use islice() or a break inside a loop, but that hypothetical parameter might be a helpful convenience.

However, it is indeed NOT the current proposal or discussion.

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