[issue9944] Typo in doc for itertools recipe of consume

Jon Clements report at bugs.python.org
Sat Sep 25 00:15:44 CEST 2010

New submission from Jon Clements <joncle at googlemail.com>:

Very low priority.

def consume(iterator, n):
    "Advance the iterator n-steps ahead. If n is none, consume entirely."
    # Use functions that consume iterators at C speed.
    if n is None:
        # feed the entire iterator into a zero-length deque
        collections.deque(iterator, maxlen=0)
        # advance to the emtpy slice starting at position n
        next(islice(iterator, n, n), None)

Hardly a show stoppper, and not me worth submitting a patch, but "emtpy" should be "empty". Just thought I'd make note of it before I forgot.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 117339
nosy: docs at python, joncle
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Typo in doc for itertools recipe of consume
versions: Python 2.5, Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 3.3

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