[Python-Dev] list comprehensions again...

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@beopen.com
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 15:54:16 -0400 (EDT)

Sorry, but I'm being to think that both the list comprehensions and
parallel for loops are looking pretty dodgy.  I wonder what newbies
are going to think when they see this stuff?  If the semantics aren't
obvious to us, they definitely will not be to them.

Range literals I can see as being worth it.  I wonder if parallel for
loops can't be handled more gracefully with a function -- isn't it
just a nice wrapper around a specific call to map() anyway?

List comprehensions do seem to need more syntactic support, but the
ambiguity of the semantics bothers me.

monkey-wretched-ly y'rs,