[Python-Dev] Re: anonymous blocks

Michael Hudson 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
>> useful.
>> 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.

> http://groups-beta.google.com/groups?q=with+generators+pedronis&hl=en

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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