[Python-Dev] accumulator display syntax

Paul Svensson paul-python at svensson.org
Thu Oct 16 07:38:33 EDT 2003

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Alex Martelli wrote:

>I think we could extend indexing to mean something different when
>the [ ] contain a 'for', just like we extended list display to mean
>something different (list comprehension) when the [ ] contain a
>'for'.  Syntax such as:
>    Top(10)[ humor(joke) for joke in jokes ]
>does not suggest a list is _returned_, just like foo[23] doesn't.

But it does immediately suggest

    iter[humor(joke) for joke in jokes]

as the format for iterator comprehensions.

Is that good or bad ?


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