[Python-3000] have zip() raise exception for sequences of different lengths

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Aug 31 19:34:59 CEST 2006

Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>>How about a keyword-only argument called finish which is a callable to
>>deal with the problem?  When any sequence is exhausted, its position
>>is filled with StopIteration, and then finish(result) is returned.
> How about we resist the urge to complicate the snot out of a basic 
> looping construct.  Hypergeneralization is more of a sin than premature 
> optimization.
> It is important that zip() be left as dirt simple as possible.

Added to PEP 3099.


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