[Python-Dev] Adding any() and all()

BJörn Lindqvist bjourne at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 11:30:38 CET 2005

Not sure this is pertinent but anyway: "any" and "all" are often used
as variable names. "all" especially often and then almost always as a
list of something. It would not be good to add "all" to the list of
words to watch out for. Also, "all" is usually thought of as a list of
(all) things. In my mind it doesn't make sense (yet) that all(seq)
returns true if all elements of seq is true and false otherwise, I
would have expected "all" to return a list. "any" is better because it
is very obvious it can only return one thing.

mvh Björn

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