[Python-Dev] Fwd: summing a bunch of numbers (or "whatevers")
Sat, 19 Apr 2003 21:51:38 -0600
> Now, I think the obvious approach would be to have a function sum,
> callable with any non-empty homogeneous sequence (sequence of
> items such that + can apply between them), returning the sequence's
> summation -- now THAT might help for simplicity, clarity AND power.
+1. I agree that this is a natural additon to min() and max(), and a common
enough case to clarify and optimize.
> I'm not
> quite sure where it should go -- a builtin seems most natural (to keep
> company with min and max, for example), but maybe that would be
> too ambitious, and it should be in math or operator instead...
+1 on builtins, but I'd be OK with math or op as well.
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