permuting several lists (was Re: [Python-Dev] zip() and list-comprehension with commas)

Eric S. Raymond
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 19:40:53 -0400

Barry A. Warsaw <>:
> Is weave() perhaps a better name?

I *like* it.  Better than the `with()' I independently invented.

I think the fact that three people indeoendently invented 
with()/parallel()/weave()/zip() in responmse to the syntax discussion
is in itself pretty good evidence that a generator builtin would be better
than new syntax.
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