[Python-Dev] Anonymous blocks: Thunks or iterators?

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Thu Apr 28 13:50:58 CEST 2005

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Elegant as the idea behind PEP 340 is, I can't shake
> the feeling that it's an abuse of generators. It seems
> to go to a lot of trouble and complication so you
> can write a generator and pretend it's a function
> taking a block argument.
> I'd like to reconsider a thunk implementation. It
> would be a lot simpler, doing just what is required
> without any jiggery pokery with exceptions and
> break/continue/return statements. It would be easy
> to explain what it does and why it's useful.

"Simple is better than Complex."

Is there a thunk PEP?


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