Mon, 29 Apr 2002 20:03:54 +0200
> The real issue is which ONE of the following poisons are you most willing to
> 1. Forgo iterzip's speed/space improvements
> 2. Grow the number of builtins by one
> 3. Deprecate and/or relocate one of: zip, reduce, input, apply, oct
> 4. Change the behavior of zip to return an iterator (breaking some code)
> I vote for either #2 or #3.
here's item 5:
5. Put it in a suitable extension module (e.g. raymondTools), ship
it outside python, let it be "out in the wild" for some suitable time,
show that a considerable number of real users are using it in real
life (and that you're writing real stuff yourself, and just not con-
stantly arguing to change the language just because you can),
and add it to the library if/when the time is right.
I vote for #5.
does that mean "false dilemma", or is it just a cool-sounding