[Python-Dev] xrange identity crisis

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Wed, 05 Jun 2002 12:24:58 +1200 (NZST)

martin@v.loewis.de (Martin v. Loewis):

> The main defense is that the typical use case is 
> for i in xrange(len(some_list))

How about deprecating xrange, and introducing a
new function such as


that returns a proper iterator. That would clear
up all the xrange confusion and make for nicer
looking code as well.

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