[Python-Dev] metaclass insanity

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
05 Nov 2002 11:32:48 +0000

Just van Rossum <just@letterror.com> writes:

> While I'm sure this was just a theoretical example, _this_ specific
> case is much easier written as a generator (and I _love_ the idiom
> of making the __iter__ method a generator, I think it's
> underused...).

Maybe it's underused because it hasn't occured to people?  It
certainly does look neat.

now struggling to think of an iterator that's better done as a 
class than a generator...

  incidentally, asking why things are "left out of the language" is
  a good sign that the asker is fairly clueless.
                                        -- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp