[Python-Dev] Re: itertools, was RE: list.sort

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Mon Oct 20 11:02:29 EDT 2003

Alex Martelli <aleaxit at yahoo.com> writes:

> On Saturday 18 October 2003 12:46 am, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>    ...
>> My misgivings about drop() and take() are, firstly, that they
>> are expressible in-terms of islice() so they don't really add
>> any new capability.  Secondly, the number of tools needs to be
> True.  I gotta remember that -- I find it unintuitive, maybe it's
> islice's odious range-like ordering of arguments.

Yes, that rubs me the wrong way too.  That and I always read it
is-lice (and imap always makes me think of mail...).


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