[Python-Dev] iterzip()

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 01 May 2002 09:16:08 -0400

> > I'd much rather see a patch that just changed zip() to be an iterator
> > instead of adding an iterzip().

[Greg E]
> Wouldn't it be better as a lazy sequence a la xrange()
> that produces an iterator, rather than being an
> iterator itself?

No, lazy sequences are a thing from the past, trying to do what
iterators are for.  (And yes, I know that a lazy sequence has
different semantics.)

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