[Python-Dev] iterzip()

Alex Martelli aleax@aleax.it
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 00:29:39 +0200

On Monday 29 April 2002 00:14, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> such a big deal.  (An iterator version is easily written as a
> generator.)
> In general I'm not keen on increasing the number of builtin functions

Maybe we could have a standard module in the library that
supplies such "utility" iterators and generators?  That avoids
adding builtin functions but still provides beginners a good
sample of the things they can use iterators and generators for.
(If it was a separate module, it might not be hard for somebody
to supply a version compatible with 2.2, easing migration and
cross-version use).