[Python-Dev] "groupby" iterator

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Dec 1 11:15:20 EST 2003

> The chaining part, or the idea at all?

Sorry, I didn't even see the chaining idea, so it was the keyword
attribute instead of two different functions I disliked.  The chaining
idea seems unnecessary, you can do this with a general currying
facility.  (I'm not so keen on copying too many such ideas from Zope
in to Python -- together they feel more like a bag of clever tricks
than like a well-thought-out language.)

Anyway, it's all moot -- Raymond just added operator.itemgetter and

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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