[Python-Dev] iterzip()

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 20:56:05 -0400

[Raymond Hettinger]
> Ditto.  Any chance of moving functions like map(), reduce(),
> and filter() to a functional module; pow() and divmod() to the math
> module; or input() to oblivion?

> I wish.  Since they were there first, it's hard to get rid of them.
> (If you're truly masochist, write a PEP and post it to c.l.py to find
> out how hard. :-)

If you agree to approve the PEP in advance, it's easy:  Raymond posts it,
ignores all responses except to summarize the arguments against in the PEP,
and you approve it from your beach mansion on the Cayman Islands.

BTW, note that math.pow already exists, and isn't the same as the builtin
pow.  You can agree in advance to break that too <wink>.