[Python-Dev] A cute new way to get an infinite loop

George Yoshida python at dynkin.com
Sat Sep 25 05:33:39 CEST 2004

Tim Peters wrote:
 >>>>x = [1]
 >>>>x.extend(-y for y in x)

It does not always go into an infinite loop. I was bitten by this:

   >>> x = []
   >>> x.extend(-y for y in x)
   Segmentation fault


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