[Python-Dev] [PEP204] Range Literals

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@beopen.com
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 00:09:48 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "PP" == Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net> writes:

    PP> Why disallow this:

    PP> fives=[0:maxint:5]

    PP> As Fred points out, we've already got the underlying object
    PP> implementation in the src!

    PP> MAL also pointed out that immutable objects (like xranges) can
    PP> be safely precomputed and reused.

    PP> Finally, whatever the answer is, it should probably be the
    PP> same as list comprehensions.

This is why you want a PEP, Paul!