[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change
Barry A. Warsaw
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 17:28:53 -0400
>>>>> "A" == Aahz <email@example.com> writes:
A> Hrm. But until it's no longer a separate package, why use
A> 2.2-specific features in the builtin package?
Because it's convenient, and the semantics are subtly different (and
IMO suboptimal) without them. E.g. the builtin version uses a
generator in a few places, while the standalone version uses an
iterator. The generator version is much more intuitive, but to write
cross-version code that uses that interface you need to do something
like call list() on a return value.