python at rcn.com
Wed Mar 16 12:19:54 CET 2005
Some folks on comp.lang.python have been pushing for itertools to
include a flatten() operation. Unless you guys have some thoughts on
the subject, I'm inclined to accept the request.
Rather than calling it flatten(), it would be called "walk" and provide
a generalized capability to descend through nested iterables (similar to
what os.walk does for directories). The one wrinkle is having a
stoplist argument to specify types that should be considered atomic
eventhough they might be iterable (strings for example).
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