[Python-Dev] iterzip()

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 08:04:45 -0400

> I'd much rather see a patch that just changed zip() to be an iterator
> instead of adding an iterzip().  I doubt that much in-field code would
> break because of it (but write the PEP to find out. ;).

You're brave.  Changing something incompatibly that's been in the
language since 2.1?  I wish you luck though -- zip() really should
have been an interator.

>     GvR> I wish.  Since they were there first, it's hard to get rid of
>     GvR> them.  (If you're truly masochist, write a PEP and post it to
>     GvR> c.l.py to find out how hard. :-)
> The PEP would have to specify a migration plan, i.e. the builtins are
> identical to the functional module versions, and would a deprecation
> schedule, etc.

I wasn't serious.  There's no way we can deprecate any builtin before
Python 3.

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