[Python-Dev] PEP 276 (simple iterator for ints)
ncoghlan at iinet.net.au
Thu Jul 1 00:24:08 EDT 2004
Greg Ewing wrote:
> "Chermside, Michael" <mchermside at ingdirect.com>:
>> >>> for i in len(myList):
>> ... doSomethingWithIndexes(i)
>>is simple and elegant.
> IMO it would be clearer, and equally elegant, to write
> this as something like
> for i in indices(myList):
> which is easily accomplished with the aid of a suitable
> definition for indices(). No language changes needed.
And I believe most of those use cases are better covered by enumerate()
Interesting that in the course of this discussion I've gone from 'nice
idea' to 'no way!'
Nick Coghlan | Brisbane, Australia
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