[Python-3000] Py3k release schedule worries

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 10:07:50 CET 2006

Manuzhai wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> - make keys(), items(), values() return pseudo-sets/collections rather
>> than lists
> Great to see you're back on the Py3k thing (but Mondrian looks really 
> cool!).
> I got the impression before that keys(), items() and values() would 
> become generators (or iterators) that don't return the whole thing at 
> once. Is that still correct, or is there some other thing you mean by 
> pseudo-sets/collections? Sorry if I am the only one confused here.

A (long) while back we considered the implications of making them return pure 
iterators and didn't like the answer we got (a *lot* of broken and hard-to-fix 

The answer we came up with was to return a set-style view of the original 
collection rather than an actual iterator.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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