[Python-Dev] [PEP204] Range Literals

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 17:48:38 -0500

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> ...
> It should be sweet and simple.  Make it return a list, just like
> range().  The whole point is that an optimizer can recognize that you
> are doing "for i in [0:10]: ...", and use a generator anyway -- but
> that's a thing for later to implement.
> Also, don't bother with (::) to return an xrange as has been proposed.

If Guido has decided that the design that has already been implemented
is the right one, what's the point of the PEP? Someone just needs to
review the patch and check it in!
 Paul Prescod - Not encumbered by corporate consensus
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. 
	- http://www.cs.yale.edu/~perlis-alan/quotes.html