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

Collin Winter collinw at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 05:16:58 CEST 2006

On 8/21/06, Michael Urman <murman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/21/06, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > I'd like map(f, a, b) to be the same as to (f(*x) for x in zip(a, b))
> > so we have to explain less. (And I think even map(f, *args) === (f(*x)
> > for x in zip(*args)).)
> Should map(None, a, b) == zip(a, b), leaving python with multiple ways
> to do one thing? Or should the surprising but useful map(None, ...)
> behavior disappear or become even more surprising by padding? Is there
> any reason at all for map to take multiple sequences now that we have
> starmap and (i)zip?

FWIW, I'm ambivalent as to whether map() accepts multiple sequences,
but I'm strongly in favor of map(None, ....) disappearing. Similarly,
I'd want to see filter(None, ...) go away, too; fastpathing the case
of filter(bool, ....) will achieve the same performance benefit.

Collin Winter

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