[Python-Dev] iterzip 'vs' enumerate

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 15:44:56 +1200 (NZST)

Alex Martelli <aleax@aleax.it>:

> Just musing -- what should enumerate() do when called with N!=1
> arguments?  Right now it raises, maybe not the most useful thing.
> Shouldn't it return an iterator for tuples of N+1 items with zip-like
> behavior?

Maybe instead of introducing a new function, we could just
treat enumerate() as a variation on zip(), e.g.

  zip(seq, ..., numbered = 1)

thereby sidestepping the naming problem altogether!

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