[Python-Dev] Re: anonymous blocks
mwh at python.net
Tue Apr 26 19:48:26 CEST 2005
Samuele Pedroni <pedronis at strakt.com> writes:
> Michael Hudson wrote:
>> The history of iterators and generators could be summarized by
>> saying that an API was invented, then it turned out that in practice
>> one way of implementing them -- generators -- was almost universally
>> This proposal seems a bit like an effort to make generators good at
>> doing something that they aren't really intended -- or dare I say
>> suited? -- for. The tail wagging the dog so to speak.
> it is fun because the two of us sort of already had this discussion in
> compressed form a lot of time ago:
Oh yes. That was the discussion that led to PEP 310 being written.
At least I'm consistent :)
> not that I was really conviced about my idea at the time which was
> very embrional, and in fact I'm bit skeptical right now about how
> much bending or not of generators makes sense, especially for a
> learnability point of view.
As am I, obviously.
Arrrrgh, the braindamage! It's not unlike the massively
non-brilliant decision to use the period in abbreviations
as well as a sentence terminator. Had these people no
imagination at _all_? -- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp
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