[Python-Dev] Adding any() and all()
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Mar 11 06:53:22 CET 2005
On Thu, Mar 10, 2005, Bill Janssen wrote:
>> Over time, I've gotten feedback about these and other itertools recipes.
>> No one has objected to the True/False return values in those recipes or
>> in Guido's version.
>> Guido's version matches the normal expectation of any/all being a
>> predicate. Also, it avoids the kind of errors/confusion that people
>> currently experience with Python's unique implementation of "and" and
>> Returning the last element is not evil; it's just weird, unexpected, and
>> non-obvious. Resist the urge to get tricky with this one.
> Fine, but then let's keep reduce(), which has this nice property.
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