[Python-Dev] PEP 201 - Parallel iteration

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@beopen.com
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 14:46:13 -0400 (EDT)

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

    PP> Why are you using zip in this case? If you *know* that you are
    PP> going to get back 1-tuples then you must know that the input
    PP> is a single list (i.e. you aren't using "apply"). So why are
    PP> you using zip at all?

It was just an example, but I agree, you probably wouldn't use zip in
this situation.  My question is, why would you ever use zip with one
parameter?  To me, that's an argument for letting zip(a) return
1-tuples, not raising an exception.