[Python-Dev] [PEP204] Range Literals

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@beopen.com
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 00:06:43 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "TW" == Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net> writes:

    TW> As I already wrote Barry, I'll do this one -- but only if it's
    TW> a no-brainer.  The patch is already written and I hadn't heard
    TW> complaints about the syntax, but now I hear some rumbling
    TW> about how it should be a generator instead of a list
    TW> constructor. I don't feel like digging into that particular
    TW> dungball, though, having no experience what so ever with
    TW> iterators, generators or languages that implement those. (So
    TW> I'm a C and Python programmar by heart.  Sue me.)

    TW> That isn't to say I think it's a bad idea, not at all. I just
    TW> don't want to do it :-) But if anyone else wants to implement
    TW> it, and do so before 2.0, yell now, and you can take over the
    TW> entire range-literal thing as well.

Thomas, it would be wonderful if you could write up what you already
know about range literals.  Feel free to sprinkle `TBD's (to be done,
or to be decided) in places you're uncomfortable about.  We'll worry
about filling those in or re-assigning later.


P.S. I'd rather use TBD than XXX as is the Dutch convention.  The USA
is much more prudish than the Europeans, and I'd hate for our PEPs to
get blocked from all those Python 8 year olds accessing our documents
from the public libraries. :)