[Python-Dev] iterzip()

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 20:03:54 +0200

raymond wrote:

> The real issue is which ONE of the following poisons are you most willing to
> swallow:
> 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.

> 'terziparare'

does that mean "false dilemma", or is it just a cool-sounding