[Python-Dev] listcomps vs. for loops

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Tue Oct 21 07:41:00 EDT 2003

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

> I don't recall what I said then.  Did I say it was a feature that
>   L = [x for x in R]
>   print x
> would print the last item of R?

A problem with such code irrespective of anything else is that it
fails when R is empty.


  Whaaat? That is the most retarded thing I have seen since, oh,
  yesterday                             -- Kaz Kylheku, comp.lang.lisp

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