[Python-Dev] RE: list comprehensions (was parsers and compilers for 2.0)
Eric S. Raymond
Sun, 13 Aug 2000 04:13:40 -0400
Thomas Wouters <email@example.com>:
> My main beef with the syntax is that it is, in my eyes, unpythonic. It has
> an alien, forced feel to it, much more so than the 'evil' map/filter/reduce.
> It doesn't 'fit' into Python the way most of the other features do; it's
> simply syntactic sugar for a specific kind of for-loop. It doesn't add any
> extra functionality, and for that large a syntactic change, I guess that
> scares me.
I agree 100% with all of this.
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