[Python-Dev] Re: Sets: elt in dict, lst.include

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Fri, 2 Feb 2001 21:25:28 -0500

Neil Schemenauer <nas@arctrix.com>:
> [Tim Peters on adding yet more syntatic sugar]
> > Available time is finite, and this isn't at the top of the list
> > of things I'd like to see (resuming the discussion of
> > generators + coroutines + iteration protocol comes to mind
> > first).
> What's the chances of getting generators into 2.2?  The
> implementation should not be hard.  Didn't Steven Majewski have
> something years ago?  Why do we always get sidetracked on trying
> to figure out how to do coroutines and continuations?
> Generators would add real power to the language and are simple
> enough that most users could benefit from them.  Also, it should be
> possible to design an interface that does not preclude the
> addition of coroutines or continuations later.

I agree.  I think this is a very importand growth direction for the
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