[Python-Dev] PEP 322: Reverse Iteration
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Nov 3 15:15:57 EST 2003
On Mon, Nov 03, 2003, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> The pep has been through several rounds of public comment on
> comp.lang.python. As a result, the proposal has evolved away from
> several methods called iter_backwards() and into a simple builtin
> function called reversed(). Other simplifications emerged as well. The
> improved pep is at:
> Thanks to many posts by Alex, the only issue of significance is avoiding
> having a new builtin. My strong feeling is that the essential simplicity
> and utility of the function would be lost if it got tucked away in some
> other namespace. The flipside is our common desire to keep the builtin
> namespace as compact as possible.
I'm -1 until the PEP includes this issue, then my vote changes to -0.
(I.e., I generally agree with Alex about the builtin issue, but not
strongly enough to actively oppose this PEP as long as it's properly
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