[Python-Dev] listcomps vs. for loops

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Oct 20 14:08:07 EDT 2003

> What I remember you saying was that it was an unfortunate but necessary
> consequence so that it would work the same as
>     L = []
>     for x in R:
>         L.append(x)
>     print x
> You didn't want to have different semantics for two such similar
> constructs ("there's only one way").  You also didn't want to push a
> stack frame for listcomps.

Then I guess I *have* changed my mind.  I guess I didn't think of the
renaming solution way back when.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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