[Python-3000] [PythonInfo Wiki] Update of "GoogleSprintPy3k" by

Fredrik Johansson fredrik.johansson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 22:35:37 CEST 2006

On 8/21/06, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On 8/21/06, Fredrik Johansson <fredrik.johansson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 8/21/06, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > > Perhaps there could be (or is there already?) a helper in itertools
> > > that iterates over multiple iterables padding the shorter inputs with
> > > None to the length of the longest one.
> >
> > I think the most convenient solution would be to handle this with a
> > keyword argument to zip(), i.e., zip(a, b, pad=True).
> First you'll have to show me a real use case where this behavior is
> actually needed.

I didn't suggest that this feature is needed. But if it is, extending
zip() to handle both cases hardly seems to add more cruft to the
language than adding a whole new function (stuffed away in a library
where not even the language's creator remembers whether it exists :-).

Fredrik Johansson

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