[Python-Dev] metaclass insanity
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 05 Nov 2002 11:29:29 -0500
> >> No, the generator-iterator can hold state in the form of local
> >> variables. That isn't used in this example, though.
> > Ahh, closures...
> Huh. Do other people agree that generators are a form of closures?
Not really. Closures (in Python) reference local variables of outer
functions. Generators don't have to do that.
Maybe David meant continuations? Generators aren't really
continuations either -- they save only a single Python stack frame.
But they are definitely related to them. I see no connection with
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)