[Python-Dev] Re: "groupby" iterator

Paul Moore pf_moore at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 3 13:33:35 EST 2003

Jeremy Fincher <fincher.8 at osu.edu> writes:

> On Tuesday 02 December 2003 11:02 am, Paul Moore wrote:
>> Alex Martelli <aleaxit at yahoo.com> writes:
>> > Since these functions or types are going to be in operator, I think
>> > we can afford to "spend" two names to distinguish functionality
>> > (even though attgetter and itemgetter look nowhere as neat as
>> > extract -- I don't have better suggestions offhand).
>> operator.getattr and operator.getitem?
> I think the functions they're talking about are actually right-curried 
> versions of those functions, like this:

I know - I was hoping that the fact that these particular versions
were in the operator module might justify using the same name for two
mildly-related things.

But it's probably more confusing than helpful.

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