[Python-Dev] list comprehensions again...

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 06:27:44 -0500

Greg Stein wrote:
> ...
> Agreed, to a point.
> The counter-point is: "let's introduce syntax to make FOO more readable.
> great. now lets introduce syntax to make BAR more readable. sweet. how about
> BAZ?"
> There are a lot of common idioms in Python. How many do you want to add
> *syntax* for?

In this case, we're replacing four conventions:

map( None, a, [b]*len(a))
map( lambda x: ... )
filter( lambda x: ...)
for i in j:
	a.append( something( i ))

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