[Python-Dev] accumulator display syntax

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Oct 21 19:42:20 EDT 2003

> FWIW, that's enough to switch my vote for generator expressions from
> -0 to +0.

Thanks for the support!  I value your judgement.

> If they work this way then there is essentially no extra
> complexity in the language.  It's important to look at things from
> the perspective of a new Python programmer, I think.
> Another nice thing is that we have tuple and dict comprehensions
> for free:
>   tuple(x for x in S)
>   dict((k, v) for k, v in S)
>   Set(x for x in S)

Yes, this is nice.

> Aside from the bit of syntactic sugar, everything is nice an
> regular.

Exactly.  We should thank Peter Norvig for starting this discussion!

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