[Python-Dev] accumulator display syntax

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Oct 19 19:54:27 EDT 2003


> but perhaps we can make this work:
>   sum(x for x in S)

But if "x for x in S" were a legal expression on its own,
returning a generator, then [x for x in S] would have to be
a 1-element list containing a generator.

Unless you're suggesting that it should be a special
feature of the function call syntax? That would be

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