[Python-Dev] iterzip()

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 18:14:25 -0400

> What do you guys think about the merits of an iterzip() function that
> behaves like zip() but returns an iterator instead of a list?

Hm, I'm not particularly enamored of the idea of adding 'iter'
versions of everything under the sun.  I wish zip() could've been an
interator from the start, but now that it isn't, I don't think it's
such a big deal.  (An iterator version is easily written as a

In general I'm not keen on increasing the number of builtin functions

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)