[Python-Dev] Re: iterzip()

Just van Rossum just@letterror.com
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 17:15:11 +0200

Barry A. Warsaw wrote:

> My point was that since zip()'s output seems to be[*] used mostly in
> for-loop contexts, the incompatibility is mostly theoretical.

The very first example I found of zip() in my own code does a sort() on the
result, in a Schwarzian-transform-like sort method. It's pretty useful that way,
so I doubt my own code is unique with this usage.

I totally agree that zip() should have been an iterator, the same could be said
of range()... It's simply too late.